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.

State Troopers and Officers Caution Motorists to Practice Safe Driving Habits this Labor Day Weekend

The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) will be on high-visibility during this 78-hour Labor Day holiday weekend reminding motorists to practice safe driving habits as they travel throughout the state. The holiday travel period begins Friday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. and ends Monday, Sept. 7 at 11:59 p.m.

Motor Carrier Compliance Officers Focus on Unsafe Driving Behavior During Operation Save Driver Week

(ATLANTA) – The Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is participating in Operation Safe Driver Week, July 12-18, which focuses on commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers engaging in unsafe driving behaviors with an emphasis on speeding.

Sixteen People Killed in Fourth of July Holiday Travel Period Crashes

ATLANTA - Troopers and local law enforcement investigated 15 fatal traffic crashes resulting in 16 deaths across Georgia during the July Fourth holiday travel period.  This year, the holiday travel period was 54 hours long.  It began at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 3, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 5.

State Troopers and Officers Urge Motorists to Put Safety First This July Fourth Holiday Weekend

The Georgia State Patrol and Motor Carrier Compliance Division encourage everyone to celebrate the Independence Day holiday responsibly.  This year, the holiday travel period is 54 hours long.  It will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 3, and end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 5. This year also marks the second-year anniversary of the Georgia Hands-Free Law which became effective July 1, 2018.

Fifteen People Killed in Memorial Day Holiday Travel Period Crashes

ATLANTA – Troopers and local law enforcement investigated 13 fatal traffic crashes resulting in 15 deaths across Georgia during the Memorial Day holiday travel period .  The 78-hour holiday period began Friday, May 22, at 6 p.m. and ended Monday, May 25, at 11:59 p.m.

State Troopers and Motor Carrier Officers Prepare for Memorial Day Weekend Amid Social Distancing Restrictions

(ATLANTA) – The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging drivers who will be traveling the roadways throughout the state or visiting Georgia’s beaches to make safety a priority this weekend.  This year’s Memorial Day holiday travel period will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 22 and ends Monday, May 25 at midnight.  The period is 78 hours long.

Georgia State Patrol Graduates its 108th Trooper School

The Georgia State Patrol graduated its 108th Trooper School on Thursday, May 14, at the headquarters of the Georgia Department of Public Safety.  After 32 weeks of intense training, 31 new troopers will report to one of the 52 patrol posts throughout the state. Instead of the traditional graduation, troopers were issued their patrol vehicles. Governor Brian P. Kemp served issued the Oath of Office.   

Motor Carrier Compliance Division Graduates its 5th Motor Carrier Officer School

The 5th Motor Carrier School of the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) was released on Monday, March 30, by the Department of Public Safety.  After 24 weeks of intense training, eight new MCCD officers will report to inspection stations throughout the state.