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Tennessee State Agencies Celebrate Nation’s First Traffic Incident Management Training Facility

 

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and the Tennessee Department of Transportation celebrated the opening of a first of its kind training facility on October 20th, 2014. The Tennessee Traffic Incident Management Training Facility will be used to teach best practices for safe, quick clearance of major highway incidents.

The facility features a section of interstate-like roadway ranging from two to six lanes, guardrail, a two-way interchange, and cable and steel barrier rail, as well as a section of two-lane highway and a full four-way intersection.  The facility will be used to simulate a variety of crashes, and allow emergency responders to train on safe and efficient clearance techniques. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation Unit helps find Armed Robbery Suspect in Montgomery County

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation Unit helped locate a male suspect in Montgomery County who was wanted for armed robbery in a neighboring county on Tuesday night.

The Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office requested aviation support, after the suspect allegedly robbed the Eckerds Pharmacy in Ashland City by gunpoint on Tuesday. Local law enforcement officials engaged the suspect in a pursuit northbound on Highway 12 into Montgomery County, where the suspect crashed his vehicle near the intersection of Highway 12 and the bypass. He then fled on foot.

Larry James Bradley

Larry James Bradley

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Tennessee Highway Patrol comes in Second in 2014 National Law Enforcement Challenge

 

THP Wins Award for Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety in Special Category

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott accepted the second place award for one of the country’s top state police and highway patrol agencies in the 2014 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Law Enforcement Challenge at the international organization’s annual conference in Orlando, FL, last week.

This is the fourth consecutive year that the THP has earned second in the overall National Law Enforcement Challenge. «Read the rest of this article»

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Governor Bill Haslam announces David Purkey as Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) Director

 

Purkey to continue serving as Governor’s Homeland Security advisor

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of David W. Purkey as a deputy commissioner of the Military Department where he will direct the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA).

Purkey has served as interim director of TEMA since the April retirement of Jim Bassham. He will also continue to serve as the governor’s Homeland Security advisor and assistant commissioner for the Department of Safety and Homeland Security.

David Purkey named Tennessee Emergency Management Agency Director

David Purkey named Tennessee Emergency Management Agency Director

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces David Purkey as Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) Director

 

Purkey to continue serving as Governor’s Homeland Security advisor

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of David W. Purkey as a deputy commissioner of the Military Department where he will direct the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA).

Purkey has served as interim director of TEMA since the April retirement of Jim Bassham. He will also continue to serve as the governor’s Homeland Security advisor and assistant commissioner for the Department of Safety and Homeland Security. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Highway Patrol announces Labor Day Weekend Enforcement

 

Tennessee State Troopers Will Enforce “No Refusal” Law

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a “No Refusal” enforcement campaign during this year’s Labor Day holiday period.

This special enforcement effort will begin at midnight on Friday, August 29th and conclude at 11:59pm on Monday September 1st.

The “No Refusal” legislation allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers.

Tennessee Highway Patrol announces Labor Day Weekend Enforcement

Tennessee Highway Patrol announces Labor Day Weekend Enforcement

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Tennessee Highway Patrol accepting applications for Fall Citizens’ Trooper Academies in Nashville and Jackson

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol is now accepting applications for the 2014 fall class of its Citizens’ Trooper Academy. Classes will be held in both Nashville and Jackson. The upcoming session will mark the first academy held in Jackson.

The first session for the Nashville class is scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 16th, 2014. Sessions will run from 6:00pm until 9:00pm weekly. The Jackson class is scheduled to begin on Thursday, September 18th, 2014. Sessions for this group will also run from 6:00pm until 9:00pm weekly. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Highway Patrol encourages Back to School Safety

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is urging motorists to utilize extra caution in school zones, around school buses and in neighborhoods during the 2014-15 school year.

State Troopers will work to raise school safety awareness, and target traffic violators, specifically those who speed in school zones, drive distracted and disregard stopped school buses that are loading and unloading children.

School Kids getting on a bus.

School Kids getting on a bus.

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Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office, Highway Patrol announce increase in Seat Belt Usage

 

Governor’s Highway Safety OfficeNashville, TN – The Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) and the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) announced an increase in seat belt usage with an observed usage rate of 87.7 percent statewide for the month of June.  That’s an increase from the previous usage rate of 84.6 percent.

The seat belt survey is performed by the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) Center for Transportation Research. The survey, which is conducted in accordance with federal requirements and standards, is state mandated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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Tennessee Highway Patrol reports Preliminary 2014 Fourth of July Traffic Fatalities down from 2013

 

Montgomery County had One Non-alcohol related Fatality

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol today announced a decline in traffic fatalities during this year’s Fourth of July holiday period.

Early estimates indicate seven people were killed in traffic crashes across the state during the 96-hour holiday – a decrease from the 19 vehicular deaths during the 2013 Fourth of July period.

This year’s holiday vehicular fatalities included five vehicle occupants and two motorcyclists. Three of the victims (60%) were not wearing seat belts and one of the fatalities was alcohol-related.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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