• Tennessee Highway Patrol Arrests I-40 Shooting Suspects

    Thursday, June 16, 2022 | 01:55pm

    COOKEVILLE – On June 14, Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Emergency Communication Dispatch Center received calls from motorists stating that a blue Chevy Suburban was firing shots into a gold passenger vehicle, while traveling on I-40 West in Cookeville, TN. Dispatch issued a BOLO of the suspect vehicle to troopers in the area. Trooper Doug Foster and Trooper Donnie Clark immediately initiated stationary observation at the 291-mile marker westbound.

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  • Tennessee Highway Patrol To Increase Patrols During Memorial Day Holiday

    Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 03:43pm

    NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) plans to increase patrols and utilize a variety of traffic safety enforcement tools to reduce the number of crashes across the state during this year’s Memorial Day holiday period. The THP will conduct saturation patrols, seat belt, and sobriety checkpoints, as well as increased visibility on high-crash corridors throughout the summer to reduce serious injury and fatal crashes. The 2022 Memorial Day holiday period will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, and concludes at 5:59 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31.

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  • Tennessee Highway Patrol Graduates 36 State Troopers

    Friday, May 20, 2022 | 04:07pm

    NASHVILLE --- On May 20, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Jeff Long and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Matt Perry welcomed the newest graduating classes of Tennessee State Troopers. The department simultaneously instructed a regular 16-week trooper cadet class and a 10-week lateral trooper cadet class. The lateral class returned from their district assignments for the graduation ceremony that took place at the Hermitage Hills Baptist Church in Nashville.

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  • Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Reminds Tennesseans of Federal Identification Requirements Change One Year From Today

    Tuesday, May 03, 2022 | 03:31pm

    TENNESSEE – Beginning May 3, 2023, all persons must have a REAL ID license to access certain federal facilities, military bases and board commercial flights within the United States. The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) began issuing REAL IDs on July 1, 2019, and has issued more than 2 million REAL ID credentials to date.

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  • Tennessee Highway Patrol Opens New Knoxville District Headquarters

    Monday, April 18, 2022 | 12:06pm

    KNOXVILLE--- Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Jeff Long and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Matt Perry announced the opening of a new THP Knoxville district headquarters, located at 1755 Neals Commerce Lane, Knoxville, Tennessee 37914. The previous THP Knoxville district headquarters on Kingston Pike opened in 1966 and closed in 2022 after serving the Knoxville community for 56 years. As the role of state troopers and their service to their community evolved, the previous headquarters on Kingston Pike did not provide the capacity nor the efficiency required to ensure THP served the community to the highest standards.

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  • Tennessee Highway Patrol Partners With KultureCity

    Wednesday, April 13, 2022 | 02:59pm

    NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) has partnered with KultureCity, making THP the second state law enforcement agency in the United States, and the first law enforcement agency in Tennessee, to have all road troopers trained to be sensory-inclusive.

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  • Man Arrested After Pursuit & Standoff With Troopers

    Friday, April 01, 2022 | 09:10am

    MEMPHIS – On March 31, the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Memphis district received a be on the look-out (BOLO) for a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. Troopers spotted the pickup and initiated a traffic stop. However, the driver, identified as Marlon McCrory, 49 years-old of Clarksdale, Mississippi fled from troopers and led them on a pursuit.

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  • Maryville Driver Services Center To Close; New Alcoa Location To Open

    Wednesday, March 16, 2022 | 03:34pm

    MARYVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announces the Maryville Driver Services Center, located at 318 Home Avenue, Maryville, Tennessee, 37801, will permanently close at 5:00 p.m. March 23. A new Driver Services Center located at 244 South Calderwood Road in Alcoa, Tennessee will open on March 28. Normal business hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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  • Tennessee Highway Patrol Accepting Applications for Memphis Citizens' Academy

    Friday, March 11, 2022 | 02:05pm

    MEMPHIS – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is accepting applications for the first Citizens’ Academy Classes in Memphis. This first class will meet on May 10th at The Greater Imani Church; sessions will run from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Additional May classes will meet on the 10th, 17th and 24th. Classes will resume June 7th, and will meet again on the 14th, 21th and 28th.

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  • Tennessee Highway Patrol Graduates 56 State Troopers

    Friday, March 04, 2022 | 02:27pm

    NASHVILLE --- On March 4, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Jeff Long and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Matt Perry welcomed the newest graduating classes of Tennessee State Troopers. The department simultaneously instructed a regular 16-week trooper cadet class and a 10-week lateral trooper cadet class. The lateral class returned from their district assignments for the graduation ceremony that took place at the Hermitage Hills Baptist Church on Lebanon Road in Nashville. To view highlights of the class during their academy

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  • New Entry-Level Commercial Driver Training Goes into Effect February 7, 2022

    Friday, February 04, 2022 | 03:57pm

    NASHVILLE --- Beginning February 7, 2022, new federal regulations go into effect to improve highway safety by ensuring that entry-level commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers complete training required by the new entry-level driver training (ELDT) regulations. Effective February 7, entry-level CMV drivers won't be eligible to take their commercial driver license (CDL) test until successfully completing a specific program of theory and behind-the-wheel instruction provided by a school or other entity listed on Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) new Training Provider Registry (TPR).

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  • Tennessee Highway Patrol Announces Plan for Enforcement During New Year's Eve Holiday Period \

    Tuesday, December 28, 2021 | 01:11pm

    NASHVILLE –The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct a strict traffic safety enforcement campaign during the 2021 New Year’s Eve holiday period beginning Friday, December 31, at 6:00 p.m. and concluding Sunday, January 2, at 11:59 p.m. State troopers will perform traffic saturation patrols, seat belt, sobriety, and driver’s license checkpoints during the holiday. All of Tennessee’s 95 counties will have troopers working to ensure a safe holiday.

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