Topic: Bill Gibbons
Nashville, TN – Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Colonel Tracy Trott have announced the creation of a special bureau to oversee the units and divisions of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) responsible for the safety of citizens, government officials, state employees and state facilities.
The new Protective Services and Special Programs Bureau encompasses the Executive Protection Unit, the Capitol Protection Unit, a new State Facility Protection Unit, the Special Programs Unit, and the Handgun Unit.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has issued a directive to Adjutant General Max Haston to review security policies and procedures at National Guard armories, storefront recruiting facilities, and other installations and take appropriate steps to ensure the safety of Guardsmen, citizens, and property.
He also instructed Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons to assess the process for issuing handgun carry permits to trained members of the military and to look for ways to streamline it.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security officials have placed Trooper Mark D. Williams on discretionary leave with pay, effective immediately, pending an ongoing criminal investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and an internal investigation by the department’s Inspectional Services Bureau (ISB).
TBI agents arrested Trooper Williams on drug charges Friday morning in Lauderdale County. All departmental equipment including weapons, badges and commission card were secured following the arrest and pending the investigations.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioners Bill Gibbons and Many-Bears Grinder announce “Highway for Heroes” Program
Program Will Assist Veterans With Commercial Driving Experience Finding Jobs As Commercial Drivers
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced the launch of the “Highways for Heroes” program that will help veterans and active military personnel who drove commercial grade vehicles during military service more easily find jobs as commercial truck drivers.
Under legislation passed by the General Assembly in 2013, the road skills test may be waived for qualified military personnel applying for a Tennessee commercial driver license (CDL). Applicants, however, are required to pass the applicable CDL knowledge test.
Online Driver Services Eliminates Visits To Centers In Some Cases
Nashville, TN – New forms of technology launched by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security have resulted in improved customer service and reduced wait times inside the state’s driver services centers. Recently launched online driver services may eliminate the need to visit a driver services center all together.
Earlier this year, the Driver Services Division updated its driver license system used by examiners and other employees to issue, suspend, and revoke driver licenses, and issue identification cards and handgun carry permits. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Highway Patrol to conduct “No Refusal” Enforcement, increase Patrols during Memorial Day Holiday
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) today announced plans to increase patrols and utilize the “No Refusal” law and a variety of traffic safety enforcement tools to reduce the number of serious injury and fatal crashes across the state during this year’s Memorial Day holiday period.
The 2015 Memorial Day holiday period will begin at 12:01am on Friday, May 22nd and conclude at midnight on Monday, May 25th.
The 96-hour holiday period will include “No Refusal” enforcement, which allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers, in each of the eight THP Districts.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons appeared before the House Finance, Ways and Means Committee this week to present their budget request, which includes funding for the Tennessee’s Highway Patrol (THP).
The THP is the first state law enforcement agency in the nation to use predictive analytics to deploy resources in the best possible way to prevent tragedies on Tennessee roadways. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security today announced that it had re-issued new permanent driver licenses or photo ID cards to citizens who recently received a card with incorrect content due to a printing error.
The driver licenses or ID cards were incorrectly issued with the phrase “Not for Federal Identification” to 3,500 Tennesseans. The cards were issued to citizens who applied or renewed their driver license or ID card at state driver services centers on February 17th through February 19th. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott presented Trooper Michael Sullivan and Dispatcher Andrew Lawson with the 2014 Trooper and Dispatcher of the Year award, respectively, at a special ceremony held Wednesday evening in Murfreesboro. Also, the THP Fall Branch District was awarded the 2014 District of the Year.
The University of Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones served as the keynote speaker. Coach Jones is the son of a long-time police chief and nephew to a Michigan State Police Commander.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) urge citizens to avoid unnecessary road travel on Monday as the state prepares for a severe winter storm. Motorists who must drive on Monday are advised to check local forecasts and road conditions before travelling.
Middle Tennessee will be under a Winter Storm Warning starting at 9:00pm, CST, Sunday until 6:00am, CST, Monday. The National Weather Service is forecasting a wintry mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain at Tennessee’s border with Alabama. Along Tennessee’s border with Kentucky, six inches to 10 inches of snow is possible.
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