Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is announcing it will soon begin accepting applications for the next Trooper Cadet Academy. Men and women interested in a career as a state trooper can begin the application process online only, beginning at 12:01am on Wednesday, August 3rd, through 11:59pm Tuesday, August 16th.
The THP anticipates the agility test and interview appointments to begin mid-September, at the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Training Center. Individuals interested in applying for the position of state trooper must be at least 21 years old, a U.S. Citizen and have a high school diploma or equivalent. No applicants with felony convictions will be considered.
Tennessee Highway Patrol Named Top State Police/Highway Patrol in the Nation by the International Association of Chiefs of Police
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Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) wanted to share some positive news about the THP.
We are proud to announce that THP was named the “First Place Winner” in Highway Patrol/State Police agency category consisting of 501-1500 troopers in the nation for 2016. Additionally, THP received two awards in “Traffic Incident Management and Technology”.
The THP recently competed in an annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Law Enforcement Challenge by presenting programs and results of public safety efforts.
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Clarksville, TN – Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson would like to congratulate Tecoah McDowell, John Fleming , and Tommy Vallejos Jr. on their graduation from Walters State Regional Law Enforcement Academy.
The three graduates will join 42 other deputies currently working in the patrol division at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office under Lieutenant Jessie Nugent.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) K-9 program received a new patrol dog to aid in the protection and service of Tennessee. The new K-9 was donated to the THP by Ali Hemyari with Nashville K-9, LLC. The K-9 is a three-year-old German Shepherd, named Tage, and was previously trained by the Swiss Police to be a Patrol Dog.
“This is just a tremendous opportunity for the THP to be able to perform at an even higher level of capability,” Colonel Tracy Trott said. “The number one goal of the THP is to protect the citizens of Tennessee and this patrol dog will help us to do just that.”
Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation and THP Special Operations respond to Cummins Falls State Park to Rescue Critical Teen
13 year old rescued and flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center
Nashville, TN – Yesterday, the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Aviation and members of the THP Special Operations Unit responded at the request of Jackson County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to respond to Cummins Falls Park Services to perform a hoist rescue.
The THP Aviation was advised that a 13 year old female had fallen down a steep ravine and was unconscious upon landing. The female victim was resuscitated by EMA and Cummins Falls Rangers.
Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson
Nashville, TN – The 109th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on April 22nd, 2016 to become a part of Tennessee history with passage of major legislation to reduce crime, cut tax burdens, spur job growth, accelerate the state’s success in K-12 education, boost the number of college graduates, curb drug abuse and curtail drunk driving.
State lawmakers also passed significant legislation to ease traffic congestion, reduce child abuse, aid farmers, increase access to healthcare and medication, increase voter participation and provide a safer environment for the elderly.
Following, please find a copy of some of the highlights of this year’s legislative action.
Memphis, TN – On May 20th, Trooper Owen Grear of the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s (THP) Memphis District Interdiction Plus Unit (IPU) initiated a traffic stop that led to the discovery of approximately 116lbs of marijuana, and the arrest of an Arizona woman on felony drug charges.
Trooper Grear stopped a 2006, Dodge Caravan for a traffic violation on Interstate 40 at mile marker 26 in Shelby County. As Trooper Grear made contact with the vehicle and the driver Karla D. Munoz, 23, of Phoenix, AZ, he observed a five-year-old child in the far rear seat lying down and unrestrained.
Clarksville, TN – Today, Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 1:00pm, the Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Kentucky State Police, Christian County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Hopkinsville Police Department and Oak Grove Police Department put on a press event that was coordinated by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO).
Law Enforcement Liaison (LEL) Tony Burnett from the THSO led the event by welcoming the media and others in attendance. He thanked all the law enforcement personnel representing each of the agencies and explained the Hands Across the Border (HATB) campaign.
Clarksville Police to take part in Hands across the Border Sobriety Roadside Safety Checkpoints & Saturation Patrol
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Kentucky State Police, Christian County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Hopkinsville Police Department and Oak Grove Police Department will be conducting roadside safety checkpoints and saturation patrols on May 20th, 2016 and May 21st, 2016 in Montgomery County, Tennessee and Christian County, Kentucky.
Clarksville, TN – While traveling home from work, at approximately 8:50pm on April 26th, Investigator Geoff Blanchard with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) was involved in a head on collision on Ashland City Road, near Avondale Apartments.
Ashland City Road was closed down until approximately 5:00am this morning. Clarksville Fire Rescue (CFR) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) worked to free Blanchard, from his vehicle where he was pinned for nearly an hour. Blanchard was transported to a Nashville Hospital by EMS.
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