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Important Updates Regarding COVID-19/Executive Order

The statewide executive order for empowering a healthy Georgia will extend through September 30. 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 October 8, 2020 10:00 AM in the Georgia Department of Public Safety Media Room at 959 United SE Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316.

Press Releases

Georgia State Patrol Pays Tribute to its First African American State Trooper

(Atlanta, GA) – Retired Major Robert Hightower became the first African American State Trooper hired by the Georgia State Patrol in 1970.  After 28 years of service with the Department of Public Safety (DPS), Hightower retired in 1998 as the Division Director of Driver Services.  Hightower passed on Friday, Sept. 18.  His funeral will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26, at New Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta.

Nineteen People Killed in Labor Day Holiday Travel Period Crashes

Traffic crashes across Georgia during the 78-hour long Labor Day holiday travel period resulted in 17 fatal crashes and 19 fatalities reported to the Georgia State Patrol (GSP).  Troopers investigated 11 of the fatal crashes which included 13 deaths. The holiday travel period began at 6 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 4, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 7.