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Tennessee Highway Patrol gives Tips to Protect Your Identity

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Equifax, one of the nation’s three main credit bureaus suffered a data breach from mid-May through July 2017, exposing 143 million U.S. customer’s personal information such as names, birth dates, social security numbers, addresses, and in some cases driver’s license numbers and credit card numbers. 

In light of recent data breaches involving Equifax and other companies, the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Identity Crimes Unit would like to provide you with some actions you can take if you suspect you may be the victim of identity theft.

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Clarksville Police Department’s Traffic Unit receives Three Awards

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department’s traffic unit has dedicated itself to making the roadways in Clarksville safer for it citizens.

The traffic unit’s hard work and efforts were recognized at the Tennessee Lifesaver Conference.  They were the recipients of three auspicious awards.

Clarksville Police Department's Traffic Unit takes Three Awards at 30th Annual Tennessee Lifesavers Conference and 13th Annual Law Enforcement Challenge

Clarksville Police Department’s Traffic Unit takes Three Awards at 30th Annual Tennessee Lifesavers Conference and 13th Annual Law Enforcement Challenge

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Conducts Traffic Stop, Locates 28 Pounds of Marijuana

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPCookeville, TN – On July 12th, 2017, Trooper Al Seitner of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Cookeville District stopped a vehicle in Putnam County for following another vehicle too closely.

The driver, 25-year-old Jonathan Kossa of Cookeville, Tennessee appeared extremely nervous for a simple traffic violation. While talking to Kossa, Trooper Seitner observed a large cardboard box in the back seat of the vehicle. When asked what was in the box, Kossa said he did not know as he was transporting the box for his roommate.

Search Reveals 18 Vacuum Sealed Packages of Marijuana

Search Reveals 18 Vacuum Sealed Packages of Marijuana

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Interdiction Plus Team goes Beyond Traffic Stop

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – On Sunday, July 2nd, 2017, the Tennessee Highway Patrol Interdiction Plus Team conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle that was towing another vehicle on a trailer.

The stop occurred on Interstate 40 in Dickson County.

The license plate on the vehicle was concealed with a license plate cover. During the traffic stop, the troopers observed signs of nervousness and stress from the driver, Jorge Gusman.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Promotes Tony Barham to Lieutenant Colonel

 

Will Oversee THP’s Administrative Bureau

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Commissioner David W. Purkey of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security along with Colonel Tracy Trott of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), announced the promotion of Tony Barham to Lieutenant Colonel over THP’s Administrative Bureau. This position will be vacated after the retirement of Lieutenant Colonel John Albertson, on July 7th, 2017.

“Tony has proven himself over and over to be an effective manager and leader,” said Colonel Tracy Trott. “His skills and abilities are unmatched. He has a vision for the agency that will help us build upon our previous successes,” Trott added.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Lieutenant Colonel Tony Barham.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Lieutenant Colonel Tony Barham.

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2017 Tennessee Legislative First Session Final Report – Part 1

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The first session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on May 10th, 2017, after passing major legislation that will benefit Tennesseans for generations to come. This is Part 1 of a 12 Part report.

This includes a measure making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all adults without a degree tuition-free access to community college; a new law rebuilding a safe and reliable transportation network, while reallocating revenues to maximize taxpayers’ return on that investment; and a bill which provides a responsible path to improve access to broadband through investment, deregulation, and education. 

Action in the General Assembly also included passage of a balanced budget which takes on no new debt, as well as legislation protecting the elderly, enhancing the state’s robust job growth, cracking down on crime, and boosting efforts as the fastest improving state in the nation in K-12 student achievement.  Following is a report on key legislation passed this year.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Tennessee Leaders Call for Increased Awareness about Fentanyl

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Fentanyl: It’s here; it’s deadly and not just illegal users are at risk. Along with fentanyl there are other, more powerful drugs like carfentanil that are being used in counterfeiting legal drugs like Percocet and even counterfeiting of illegal heroin.

That’s the message leaders from the Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security provided today during a press conference at TBI headquarters in Nashville.

Tennessee Leaders say Misuse of the Powerful Drug Fentanyl and it's Derivatives are Causing Overdoses and Deaths.

Tennessee Leaders say Misuse of the Powerful Drug Fentanyl and it’s Derivatives are Causing Overdoses and Deaths.

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Clarksville Police release Hands Across the Border DUI Checkpoint and Saturation Patrol stats

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On May 19th, 2017 between the hours of 8:00pm and 4:00am, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Kentucky State Police, Christian County Sheriff’s Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Hopkinsville Police Department, Clarksville Police Department, and several other law enforcement agencies conducted a DUI Checkpoint/saturation patrol on US41-A near the State line.

Troopers, Deputies, and Officers were looking for impaired drivers and took enforcement action on any observed violation. During this time, there were 427 vehicles through the checkpoint.

Hands Across the Border DUI Checkpoint and Saturation Patrol was held May 19th, 2017.

Hands Across the Border DUI Checkpoint and Saturation Patrol was held May 19th, 2017.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Discovers 153 Pounds of Marijuana on Routine Traffic Stop

 

Three children removed from crime scene

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPMemphis, TN – On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017, Sergeant Matt Sipes of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) conducted a traffic stop on I-40 West at mile marker 23 of a 2004, Lincoln Navigator. The driver was following too closely to another vehicle which warranted the stop.

During the roadside interview, Sergeant Sipes noticed several inconsistencies with the driver’s statements. Sergeant Sipes then requested Trooper Jeff Fuller of THP’s Interdiction Plus Team (IP) to accompany him on the scene.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Officers on a traffic stop on I-40 west find 153 pounds of marijuana.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Officers on a traffic stop on I-40 west find 153 pounds of marijuana.

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Clarksville Police releases DUI Checkpoint and Saturation Patrol results from May 5th and 6th

 

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Clarksville, TN – On Friday, May 5th, 2017, 11:00pm thru Saturday, May 6th, 2017, 4:00am, the Clarksville Police Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol conducted a DUI Checkpoint and saturation patrol to find and remove impaired drivers from the streets of Clarksville.

During this time, there were 360 vehicles through the checkpoint and 179 charges.

Clarksville Police saturation patrol.

Clarksville Police saturation patrol.

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