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Important Updates Regarding COVID-19/Executive Order

The statewide executive order for empowering a healthy Georgia will extend through November 15. This order affects all Georgia residents and visitors. Review the following: COVID-19 Updates




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MCCD Notice of Public Hearing - October 2020

Atlanta /

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN ALL INTERESTED PARTIES that the following additional matters have been assigned for hearing before the Department of Public Safety (herein after referred to DPS) on November 9, 2020 10:00 AM in the Georgia Department of Public Safety Media Room at 959 United SE Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316.


NOTICE OF MEETING - Board of Public Safety NOVEMBER 2020


Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

(404) 689-0344

Press Releases

DPS Receives Funding to Continue DUI Task Force and ALS Program

(ATLANTA) – The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) has awarded the Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) a Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic (H.E.A.T.) grant to continue its Nighthawks DUI Task Force and Administrative License Suspension (ALS) program.  The grant is approximately $3.3 million and went into effect on October 1, 2020.  It will continue through September 30, 2021.

Governor Kemp Announces Newly Appointed DPS Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner

(ATLANTA) – Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Board of Public Safety approved the appointments for the Georgia Department of Public Safety Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner during a call-in meeting today, Sept. 30.  Colonel Chris C. Wright will serve as the new DPS Commissioner.  Lt. Colonel William W. Hitchens, III will serve as Deputy Commissioner.