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Tennessee launches additional efforts in 2013 to reduce the number of Drug-Dependent Newborns

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – In 2013, 921 newborns in Tennessee experienced withdrawal from drugs their mothers used while pregnant.

Many people across Tennessee, including a group of state leaders, are working to reduce that number and in the past year launched several efforts to help prevent the suffering and expenses associated with the condition known as neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS.

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Tennessee Department of Safety and Tennessee Highway Patrol announce new Enforcement Campaign to reduce Traffic Fatalities

 

Governor’s Highway Safety Office, Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police, Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association Participate in the Announcement, Pledge Support

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott joined police chiefs and sheriffs’ association leaders and highway safety advocates to announce the nationwide campaign to reduce traffic fatalities by 15 percent in 2014 – the “Drive to Zero Fatalities”.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Aviation Unit trains for Emergency Response Missions

 

Unit Routinely Called Upon for Rescues, Emergency Situations, Investigations Across Tennessee

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Aviation Unit recently trained for emergency rescue missions in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with rangers from the National Park Service and the Tennessee State Parks, and first responders from across east Tennessee.

The training exercises, which took place in the Cades Cove area of the park, focused on air rescue and evacuation practices. The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is the only state agency that operates helicopters in its aviation section.

Tennessee Highway Patrol's Aviation in training.

Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Aviation in training.

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Tennessee State Troopers nab armed Robbery Suspects in Cheatham County

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Tennessee State Troopers apprehended two armed robbery suspects Saturday evening at the Petro Truck Stop in Cheatham County.

Shortly before the arrests, at approximately 5:00pm on Sunday, February 16th, witnesses at a Shell gas station in Humphreys County off Interstate 40 at Exit 143 in Hurricane Mills reported a white male and white female armed with a handgun and knife robbed the business.

The suspects reportedly traveled eastbound on I-40 toward Nashville. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Spring Citizens’ Trooper Academy now accepting Applications

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol is now accepting applications for the 2014 Citizens’ Trooper Academy in the spring. Classes will be held in both Nashville and Knoxville during the spring sessions.

The Nashville session is scheduled to begin Tuesday, March 18th, 2014, while the Knoxville class will start on Thursday, March 20th, 2014.

Both sessions will run from 6:00pm to 9:00pm weekly. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennesssee Department of Transportation; Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk this Super Bowl Sunday

 

Law enforcement will work overtime to crack down on drunk drivers

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation, Governor’s Highway Safety Office, Tennessee Titans and Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security are once again teaming up to remind Tennessee football fans that real Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk this Super Bowl weekend.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Improves Safety with Grant Programs

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol will continue its commitment to provide increased enforcement, public awareness and reduce the loss of life and property on state roadways through grant programs in 2014. Funding was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and distributed through the Governor’s Highway’s Safety Office (GHSO).

The Sober Up TN Program allows the THP to allocate additional hours for state troopers to patrol the interstates, conduct sobriety checkpoints, perform bar checks and educate the public on the dangers of drinking and driving.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, and the Clarksville Police Department did a sobriety checkpoint and alcohol saturation patrols. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, and the Clarksville Police Department did a sobriety checkpoint and alcohol saturation patrols. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security reminds Citizens to visit TN.GOV only for Online Drivers License, ID Renewals

 

Drivers beware of Web sites selling renewal assistance

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – The Driver Services Division of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security wants to remind drivers that the only web site for driver license/ID renewals is the state’s official site, TN.gov.

Other Web sites that offer driver-related services, such as renewal assistance, non-certified driving history, and practice tests for a fee are not affiliated with the State of Tennessee.  The Driver Services division receives many calls from citizens who went to one of these sites, entered a credit card and received a document that contains the same information that is available for free at the the Driver Services Web site. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security requests Public’s Assistance with Identity Theft

 

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s Identity Crimes Unit is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect possibly connected to an identity theft case.

The unknown suspect used stolen credit card information to make four purchases this past Monday. The perpetrator purchased an Apple iPad at Best Buy at the West Nashville shopping center in West Meade, Tennessee at approximately 9:30pm on Monday.

Two photos of the Identity Theft Suspect.

Two photos of the Identity Theft Suspect.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol and Mothers Against Drunk Driving partner for “Tie One On For Safety” Holiday Campaign

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Colonel Tracy Trott announced today that the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) has partnered with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to help raise awareness about the importance of designating a non-drinking driver during holiday celebrations.

Colonel Trott was joined by representatives from MADD to announce the patrol’s participation in the “Tie One On For Safety” red ribbon campaign, which is the organization’s signature nationwide public awareness program.

Tennessee State Trooper ties Mothers Against Drunk Driving ribbon on his patrol car.

Tennessee State Trooper ties Mothers Against Drunk Driving ribbon on his patrol car.

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