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Tennessee Highway Patrol accepting Applications for Youth and Junior Trooper Academy

 

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) announced today it will hold its first-ever youth and junior trooper academies for the public this summer in Nashville.

The agency’s youth academy is for students in grades 9-12 and is an overnight camp that will be held from June 23rd-27th. The junior trooper school is a day camp for middle school students in grades 6-8 and will take place July 15th-18th. «Read the rest of this article»

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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 Army Guard Assists Motorists in West Tennessee

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – Soldiers of the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 168th Military Police Battalion and the Volunteer Training Site-Milan have been mobilized to assist motorists in the Dyer County area of West Tennessee.

The National Guard Teams, equipped with water, food and blankets, will conduct welfare checks on motorists to make sure there are no health emergencies. «Read the rest of this article»

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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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Clarksville Police, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Checkpoints/Saturation Patrols and DUI Blitz Operation Statistics during 2014 Super Bowl Weekend

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Clarksville Police Department, and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office conducted checkpoints and impaired driving saturation patrols January 31st, February 1st, and February 2nd, 2014, partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.

Also, the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission was involved in the DUI Blitz Operation in Montgomery County.

Clarksville Police, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office conducted checkpoints, saturation patrols and a DUI Operation Superbowl weekend.

Clarksville Police, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office conducted checkpoints, saturation patrols and a DUI Operation Superbowl weekend. (CPD)

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Clarksville Police, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to conduct Roadside Safety Checkpoints and Saturation Patrol

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting roadside safety checkpoints and saturation patrols on January 31st, February 1st, and February 2nd, 2014 in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee.

The locations of the checkpoints will be on U.S. 79 and Kraft Street. Saturation Patrols will be on U.S. 41-A and U.S. 79 and Tennessee State Routes 374, 12, 13, 48, 76 and 236.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, and the Clarksville Police Department will be conducting roadside safety checkpoints and saturation patrols on January 31st, February 1st, and February 2nd, 2014.  (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, and the Clarksville Police Department will be conducting roadside safety checkpoints and saturation patrols on January 31st, February 1st, and February 2nd, 2014. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

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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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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy David Johnson killed in Car Accident

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is saddened to announce that on Sunday, January 12th, 2014, at approximately 11:20pm, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy David (Bubba) Johnson was killed in a single car accident while on duty.

Deputy Johnson was traveling on Ashland City Road (41-A Bypass) when his patrol car left the roadway.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is conducting an investigation at this time. Further details will be released as they become available.

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Red Cross Responds as Bitter Temperatures cover much of U.S.; Offers Safety Steps

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross is helping people impacted by the frigid cold air covering two-thirds of the country, and offers steps people can take to stay safe during this dangerous weather.

“Our volunteers remain on stand-by to respond if there is a significant, unforeseen, emergency incident or event that displaces individuals from their normal place of dwelling which would cause us to open an emergency shelter,” said David Kitchen, Regional Disaster Program Officer. “We have been closely monitoring the weather system for the past several days and as soon as we realized that the flash freeze had the potential to strand motorists as well as to cause life-threatening situations, we immediately began activating our disaster action plan.” «Read the rest of this article»

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