Motor Carrier Compliance Division Graduates Eighth Motor Carrier School

(FORSYTH) – The Georgia Department of Public Safety’s Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) held graduation ceremonies for its 8th Motor Carrier Officer (MCO) School Friday, September 30, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) in Forsyth. 

Georgia State Patrol Opens New Post in City of Hazlehurst

(HAZLEHURST, GA) – Today, Sept. 23, Georgia State Patrol Post 16 held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new post in Hazlehurst.  Colonel Chris Wright, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS), along with City Councilman John A. Ramay, and SFC Eric Wilkes, Post 16 Commander, gave remarks during the ceremony. Members of the Hazlehurst City Council, Georgia Department of Corrections, Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Public Safety, DPS command staff and Post 16 personnel were in attendance.

Labor Day Traffic Count - 15 Killed During Holiday Travel Period Crashes

(Atlanta, GA) – Georgia State Patrol (GSP) Troopers investigated nine fatal traffic crashes, and local law enforcement agencies investigated five fatal traffic crashes resulting in 15 deaths across Georgia during the 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period.

DPS Mourns the Loss of One of its Own

(Atlanta) – The Georgia Department of Public Safety is saddened to announce the line of duty death of a Trooper Cadet from the 113th Trooper School. The Department of Public Safety sends its sincerest condolences and prayers to the family and co-workers of Trooper Cadet Dupree.  We ask that you keep Trooper Cadet Dupree’s family in your prayers as they cope with the loss of their loved one.

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

(Atlanta, GA) – The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) are urging motorists to practice safe driving habits this weekend as they travel to celebrate Labor Day, the last summer holiday. The holiday travel period begins Friday, September 2, at 6 p.m. and ends Monday, September 6, at 11:59 p.m.

Motor Carrier Compliance Division Concludes Third SafeDRIVE Enforcement Period for 2022

(ATLANTA, GA) – The Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) of the Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) recently participated in SafeDRIVE (Distracted Reckless Impaired Visibility Enforcement), from August 2-4, along with law enforcement partners in Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina.  SafeDRIVE is a national campaign that targets unsafe driving behavior, with a focus on highway and interstate safety.

Georgia State Patrol Aviation Division Pins First Female Pilot

(ATLANTA, GA) – The first ever female pilot in the history of the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) Aviation Division recently received her wings.  TFC Haley Jo Lucas made history surrounded by members of the Command Staff, colleagues, and family members when she was presented with her wings by Col. Christopher C. Wright, Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, at DPS Headquarters in Atlanta.  TFC Lucas becomes one of 14 pilots within the GSP Aviation Division that boasts a fleet of 12 helicopters and six hangars strategically placed throughout the state. 

Final Independence Day Traffic Count - 21 Killed During Holiday Travel Period Crashes

ATLANTA – Georgia State Patrol (GSP) troopers investigated 11 fatal traffic crashes and local law enforcement agencies investigated 10 fatal traffic crashes resulting in 21 deaths across Georgia during the 78-hour Independence Day holiday travel period. The holiday period began Friday, July 1, at 6 p.m., and ended at 11:59 p.m., Monday, July 4.

State Troopers and Officers Caution Motorists to Travel Safely this Busy Independence Day Holiday Weekend

(ATLANTA, GA) – The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) and Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) encourage everyone to celebrate the Independence Day holiday responsibly.  This year, the holiday travel period is 78 hours long, and begins Friday, July 1, at 6 p.m., and ends Monday, July 4, at 11:59 p.m.

State Troopers and Motor Carrier Officers Encourage Motorists to Drive Safely this Memorial Day Weekend

(ATLANTA) – The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging motorists traveling the roadways throughout the state or visiting Georgia’s beaches to practice safe driving habits this weekend.  This year’s Memorial Day holiday travel period will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 27, and end Monday, May 30, at midnight.  The travel period is 78 hours long.