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.

DPS Receives Funding to Continue DUI Task Force and ALS Program

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.

Georgia State Patrol Graduates the 107th Trooper School

The Georgia State Patrol graduated its 107th Trooper School on Friday, January 10, atthe Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) in Forsyth. 

Final Holiday Count for 2020 New Year's Travel Period

Traffic crashes across Georgia during the New Year's holiday travel period resulted in two traffic deaths. This year, the holiday travel period was only 30-hours long. It began at 6 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 31, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Weds., Jan. 1.

Final Holiday Count for 2019 Christmas Travel Period

Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Christmas holiday travel period resulted in 14 traffic deaths. This year, the holiday travel period was 54-hours long. It began at 6 p.m. on Tue., Dec. 24, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Thurs., Dec. 26.

 

State Troopers and MCCD Officers Prepare for High Visibility Patrols During 2019 Christmas and New Year's Holiday Travel Periods

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) will be on high visibility patrols on interstates and state roads during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday travel periods. State troopers and MCCD officers encourage motorists to exercise safe driving habits in an effort to reduce the number of crashes on Georgia roadways. The Christmas travel period is 54-hours long, from 6 p.m. Tues., Dec. 24, until 11:59 p.m. on Thurs., Dec. 26. The 30-hour New Year’s holiday period will begin at 6 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 31, and end at 11:59 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 1.

Final 2019 Holiday Traffic Count for Thanksgiving Travel Period

Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period resulted in 12 traffic deaths.

GSP and MCCD Preparing for Busy Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend on Georgia Roadways

The 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday travel period begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1.