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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 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”.

This national effort was initiated by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). «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 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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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Offers Online Option to Access Crash Reports

 

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security has announced a partnership with Appriss, Inc., to provide citizens with a more efficient method to access traffic crash reports from law enforcement agencies across the state.

Effective immediately, the public may retrieve collision reports online through the secure website www.tnbuycrash.com 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

State of Tennessee now offering online traffic crash reports.

State of Tennessee now offering online traffic crash reports.

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Tennessee State Trooper Terminated Following Internal Investigation

 

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 announced today that a Tennessee state trooper in the Lawrenceburg District has been terminated from the department.

The department dismissed Trooper Tommie Boleyn following an internal investigation into allegations that Boleyn violated THP policies and procedures during an on-duty incident on August 31st, 2013 in Shelbyville Tennessee.

Terminated Tennessee State Trooper Tommie Boleyn(Tn. Dept. of Safety Photo)

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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security takes action to Curb Traffic Fatalities in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – The commissioners of the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) today announced specific actions their agencies are taking to help curb the number of traffic fatalities in Tennessee.

As of October 17th, there have been 800 people killed on Tennessee roadways in 2013. That is the same number of fatalities this same time last year.

TDOT Commissioner John Schroer announced his department will display the daily traffic fatality figures on its dynamic message boards across the state. This figure will be updated each weekday and will be compared to the number of fatalities on the same date in 2012. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Highway Patrol to receive Top Honor for Impaired Driving Enforcement, Second in Overall Traffic Safety at National Conference

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol has been recognized among the country’s top state police and highway patrol agencies by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

The THP earned second place in the national organization’s 2012 law enforcement challenge and won the special category award for impaired driving. Colonel Tracy Trott will accept the awards on behalf of the state’s highway patrol at the IACP annual conference in Philadelphia, PA, next week. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Highway Patrol urges Motorists to Watch out for Deer

 

October Through December Worst Time For Deer-Related Crashes

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott today announced that three people were killed in crashes involving deer in 2012. Colonel Trott cautions motorists to be watchful of deer during the fall and winter seasons, as an increase in deer-related crashes are likely during the months of October through December.

In Tennessee, there were 5,911 deer-related crashes in 2012. That’s an increase of 4.2 percent from the 5,670 crashes involving deer the previous year. Of the 2012 figure, 5,601 were property damage, 307 were wrecks with injury, and three resulted in fatalities.

A deer crossing a road

A deer crossing a road

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Tennessee Highway Patrol graduates Seven Canine Teams

 

New Canines Trained In Explosive Detection

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) graduated seven new canine teams in a special ceremony held on Friday at the agency’s Training Center in Nashville.

The canine graduates all specialize in explosive detection.

This is the second canine graduation this year.  In March, the agency held a drug detection canine course and graduation.

Tennessee Highway Patrol graduates Seven Canine Teams trained in Explosive Detection

Tennessee Highway Patrol graduates Seven Canine Teams trained in Explosive Detection

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