Special Programs Unit
Charged with increasing public awareness of highway safety issues, the Special Programs Unit conducts a wide range of activities aimed at saving lives and reducing injuries on Tennessee roadways. Knowledgeable about numerous traffic safety topics and techniques, safety education lieutenants in each THP district are assigned to the Special Programs Unit to meet with schools, civic organizations, businesses, and others to improve highway safety throughout the state. If you would like to schedule a traffic safety related presentation to your group, please contact the safety education lieutenant in your district by clicking on the links below.
Safety Education Captain
Captain Travis Plotzer
E-mail Capt. Plotzer
Tennessee Highway Patrol Special Programs Lieutenant by District
Ollie the Otter
Ollie Otter’s child booster seat safety program teaches Tennessee school kids child booster seat laws and regulations for car booster seat requirements in nation's first statewide seatbelt and booster seat education campaign.
Driver Education Courses (Traffic Schools)
Information For Instructors and Schools: Instructions for Certification and List of Approved Schools, can be found at Driver Education Courses (Traffic Schools).