• Lebanon Driver Services Center to Temporarily Close for Remodel

    Monday, July 08, 2024 | 05:09pm

    The Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s Lebanon Driver Services Center, located at 204 Maddux Simpson Parkway, will close for a planned remodel on Monday, July 15, and will reopen in January 2025. Upon completion of the remodel, citizens can expect new flooring, fresh paint, an expanded parking lot, and additional building space!

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  • Tennessee Highway Patrol Seeks Public Assistance

    Sunday, June 30, 2024 | 05:27pm

    On June 30m at approximately 6:15 a.m. while on patrol in Smith County at the Buffalo Valley Rest Area on I-40, Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Troopers were investigating a suspicious vehicle parked at the rest area. A trooper approached the vehicle and observed a male and female sleeping inside the vehicle. During the investigation, the trooper confirmed by a V.I.N. check that the vehicle was stolen.

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  • Department of Safety and Homeland Security Releases Video Encouraging Safe Storage of Firearms; Offers Free Cable Gun Locks

    Wednesday, June 12, 2024 | 02:15pm

    TENNESSEE--- The Department of Safety and Homeland Security is offering free 15-inch cable locks that secure most shotguns, rifles, pistols, and revolvers. The cable lock works by running through the barrel or action of the firearm preventing it from being fired. The rubber coating on the cable helps to protect the firearm. The cable lock has a secure keyed deadbolt locking mechanism with a 4-pin cylinder. To date, 69,500 gunlocks have been distributed.

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  • Tullahoma Driver Services Center to Temporarily Close for a Planned Remodel

    Thursday, June 06, 2024 | 05:01pm

    The Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s Tullahoma Driver Services Center, located at 307 Industrial Boulevard, will close for a planned remodel on Thursday, June 13, and will reopen in early August. Upon completion of the remodel, citizens can expect new furniture, fresh paint, new countertops, and an expanded parking lot!

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  • Tennessee Highway Patrol to Increase Patrols During Memorial Day Holiday

    Friday, May 24, 2024 | 12:58pm

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) plans to increase patrols and utilize a variety of traffic safety enforcement tools to reduce the number of crashes across the state during this year’s Memorial Day holiday period. The THP will conduct saturation patrols, seatbelt, and sobriety checkpoints, as well as increased visibility on high-crash corridors throughout the summer to reduce serious injury and fatal crashes. The 2024 Memorial Day holiday period will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, May 24, and will conclude at 5:59 a.m. Tuesday, May 28.

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  • Tennessee Office of Homeland Security Graduates 26 Special Agents

    Tuesday, May 21, 2024 | 10:42am

    On Friday, May 17, Governor Bill Lee, Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Jeff Long, and Tennessee Office of Homeland Security Deputy Commissioner Greg Mays presented badges to 26 new Tennessee Office of Homeland Security Special Agents in a graduation ceremony at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy in Nashville.

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  • Tennessee's Seat Belt Usage Rate Highest on Record

    Tuesday, May 14, 2024 | 08:13am

    Today, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) announced results from its annual roadside observational survey to determine the state’s average seat belt usage rate. This survey returned a statewide usage rate of 92 percent. The 2023 usage rate represents an increase of approximately 1.5 percent compared to Tennessee’s 2022 survey result of 90.5 percent. The 2023 survey result is Tennessee’s highest annual seat belt usage rate to date.

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  • Department of Safety and Homeland Security Reminds Tennesseans of Federal Identification Requirements Change One Year From Today

    Tuesday, May 07, 2024 | 05:20pm

    Beginning May 7, 2025, the REAL ID Act of 2005 will go into effect. Anyone 18 years of age and older must have a REAL ID credential to access certain federal facilities, board commercial flights, nuclear power plants, and military bases in the U.S. The Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) began issuing REAL IDs on July 1, 2019. Of the 5.8 million valid credentials in Tennessee, 1.6 million citizens have yet to decide about obtaining a REAL ID. Tennesseans are encouraged to make their decision ahead of the May 7, 2025, implementation date to avoid the potential influx of customers at Driver Services Centers.

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