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Tennessee Department of Safety Announces Promotions

 

Tennessee Department of SafetyNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety promoted 13 individuals at the THP Training Center located at 283 Stewarts Ferry Pike in Nashville. The event marked the first promotion ceremony of the year and the last for outgoing Commissioner Dave Mitchell, who was presented with memorabilia from the Department.

Commissioner Mitchell, Colonel Tracy Trott, and members of THP’s Command Staff, presented rank advancements to the following individuals:

Commissioner Dave Mitchell presented with THP flag from Retired Colonel Mike Walker and current command staff.

Commissioner Dave Mitchell presented with THP flag from Retired Colonel Mike Walker and current command staff.

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THP Reminds Celebrants: Don’t Wreck the Holidays with Too Much Cheer on the Roadways

 

Remember: Drunk Driving. Over The Limit. Under Arrest.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol LogoNashville, TN – In conjunction with the National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be cranking up its enforcement effort throughout the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s Day celebrations to find and remove impaired drivers from Tennessee roadways.

State Troopers will be conducting more than 100 sobriety and driver license checkpoints with a clear message to motorists – “Don’t Wreck the Holidays.”

Drunk Driving. Over The Limit. Under ArrestTHP is also participating in the national campaign, Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.  “The Highway Patrol will be working with law enforcement officers from hundreds of agencies across the state and country to remove impaired drivers from the road,” Department of Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell said. “It is our duty to ensure the public’s safety through education, regulation and especially enforcement; we take this responsibility seriously on holidays and all throughout the year.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Lights on for Life Kicks Off Holiday Lifesavers Weekend

 

THP Urges Tennesseans To Take A Stand Against Drunk Driving

The Tennessee Highway Patrol LogoNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol will combine forces with other state and local law enforcement agencies around the country for this year’s “Lights on for Life Day”, held Friday, December 17th. “Lights on for Life” is a symbolic headlight observance designed to focus attention on the impaired driving issue and remember those who have lost their lives due to drunk drivers. 

“I am proud that our State Troopers are participating in such an important and unified effort to ensure a safe holiday season,” said Department of Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell. “Tennesseans are encouraged to join in this movement and stand against impaired driving by turning their car headlights on throughout the day Friday.” «Read the rest of this article»

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THP Urges Motorist to “Let their Light Shine” to Kickoff Thanksgiving Holiday

 

“State Troopers Will Strictly Enforce Seat Belt Usage In Click It or Ticket Campaign”

The Tennessee Highway Patrol LogoNashville, TN – With millions of Americans hitting the roads this holiday season, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be kicking up its Thanksgiving Day enforcement from 6:00pm, Wednesday, November 24th through midnight Sunday, November 28th. State Troopers, who will also be conducting a 12-hour “C.A.R.E. Across Tennessee” campaign from 6:00am to 6:00pm on November 24th, have a message for motorists traveling through the state – “Let your little light shine.” 

To participate in the C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Enforcement) safe driving campaign, drivers are encouraged to travel with their headlights on to indicate their commitment for safe driving, seat belt usage, and traffic law compliance.  In addition, State Troopers will be assigned to every 10-mile stretch of road on both the eastbound and westbound lanes of travel on Interstate 40.

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THP Urges Motorists Beware: Drunk Driving Will Not Be Tolerated

 

The Tennessee Highway Patrol LogoNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol will do its part to ensure those celebrating Halloween enjoy the fall tradition responsibly and safely. Trick-or-treaters, parents and adult party goers are encouraged to follow a few simple rules to avoid becoming a scary statistic.

“Halloween is often one of the deadliest nights of the year for impaired drivers,” said Department of Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell. “The decision to prevent a horrible accident from happening is easy – don’t drink and drive. Our State Troopers are prepared to patrol and remove any and all drunk drivers from our roadways.”   «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Supports National School Bus Safety Week

 

“Cross in View, It’s the Right Thing to Do”

The Tennessee Highway Patrol LogoNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) joins the promotion of the 2010 National School Bus Safety week and its theme, “Cross in View, It’s the Right Thing to Do”. By supporting the five-day annual event, which runs from October 18th through October 22nd, the THP hopes to highlight the importance of school bus safety awareness and education. 

“Riding the school bus is one of the safest modes of transportation; it’s when children get on or off the bus that causes concern,” said Department of Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell. “That is why it is critical for parents, teachers, and school administrators to stress the importance of crossing in view of the school bus driver, and to instruct children on other safety tips that will keep them out of harm’s way.” «Read the rest of this article»

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TDOS Names New Criminal Investigations Division Director

 

Tennessee Department of SafetyNashville, TN – Department of Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell has named Rex Prince the new Director of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID), effective immediately. Prince replaces Captain Danny W. Talley who recently transferred to the THP Fall Branch District to become the district’s new Captain after Dean Hurley was promoted to Major over Field Operations Bureau-East.

“Director Prince is a 31 year veteran of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, who has served as Captain of both the Chattanooga and Nashville Districts,” stated THP Colonel Tracy Trott. “We are delighted to have his leadership skills to direct investigations of auto theft, vehicular homicide and other criminal activity across the state.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Safety Announces THP Promotions

 

Tennessee Department of SafetyNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety today officially recognized the promotion of 14 members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The promotion ceremony took place at 10:00am on Monday, September 27th, 2010 at the THP Training Center located at 275 Stewarts Ferry Pike in Nashville.
 
Commissioner Dave Mitchell, Colonel Tracy Trott, and members of THP’s Command Staff, presented rank advancements to the following members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol:

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Trott Selected as New Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel

 

The Tennessee Highway Patrol LogoNashville, TN – Tracy Trott has been selected as the new Colonel of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Department of Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell announced today. Trott, now the highest-ranking member of the THP, replaces Mike Walker, who retired on Thursday after 33 years with the state. 

“I have worked with Lt. Colonel Trott for the past four and a half years, and have complete confidence in his operational and administrative skills,” said Commissioner Mitchell. “His extensive experience over THP Field Operations and his direct involvement in our law enforcement personnel uniquely qualify him for this leadership role to serve as the next Colonel of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.”

Commissioner Dave Mitchell and Tracy Trott.

Commissioner Dave Mitchell and Tracy Trott.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Issues Labor Day Crackdown Warning

 

Major Statewide Law enforcement effort seeks to save lives

The Tennessee Highway Patrol LogoNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) prepares for its second summer enforcement campaign as the 2010 Labor Day holiday weekend draws near. The THP will participate in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest attack on impaired driving, beginning Friday, September 3rd, at 6:00pm and ending Monday, September 6th, at 11:59 pm.

“In an effort to crackdown on impaired driving incidents, our state troopers will join Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and thousands of other law enforcement and highway safety agencies throughout the state and nation this holiday period,” Department of Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell said. “Drunk driving is one of America’s deadliest crimes. The THP will be vigilant in protecting our roadways from the careless decisions of those who choose to put Tennesseans in harms way.”  «Read the rest of this article»

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