Motor Carrier Compliance Officers Conclude Second SafeDRIVE Enforcement Period

(ATLANTA, GA) – The Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) participated in SafeDRIVE, August 3-5, along with fellow law enforcement partners in South Carolina, Florida, and North Carolina to conduct quarterly concentrated highway traffic enforcement.

14th Wave of Multi-Agency Crime Suppression and Street Racing Enforcement

(ATLANTA, GA) – This past weekend, July 30 – August 1, marked the 14th wave of the multi-agency crime suppression and street racing enforcement detail in Atlanta coordinated by the Department of Public Safety (DPS). 

Georgia's Motor Carrier Compliance Officers Join Forces with other States in I-95 Operation Safe DRIVE

(Atlanta, GA) – Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) will join forces with fellow law enforcement partners in Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee, as well as state and federal agencies, to conduct the second of three concentrated highway traffic enforcement periods, August 3-5, as part of Safe DRIVE. Safe DRIVE (Distracted Reckless Impaired Visibility Enforcement) efforts aim to eliminate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) traffic collisions through quarterly periods of concentrated patrols along the southeast I-95 corridor where 13 percent of the nation’s fatal CMV collisions occur. The first enforcement period took place June 22-24, and a subsequent enforcement period will take place this fall from October 5-7.

Motor Carrier Compliance Officers Encourage Commercial Drivers to Drive Safely

(ATLANTA, GA) – The Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) participated in SafeDRIVE, June 22-24, along with fellow law enforcement partners in South Carolina, Florida, and North Carolina, to conduct quarterly concentrated highway traffic enforcement along I-95, I-20, I-75, and I-85.

DPS Coordinates Ninth Wave of Multi-Agency Crime Suppression and Street Racing Enforcement

(ATLANTA, GA) – At the direction of Governor Brian Kemp, the Georgia Department of Public Safety coordinated the ninth wave of the multi-agency crime suppression and street racing enforcement detail this past weekend, June 25-27.  Governor Kemp continues to support the multi-agency efforts of the Georgia State Patrol, Motor Carrier Compliance Division, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Department of Natural Resources, and the Atlanta Police Department. 

State of Georgia SWAT Executes Search Warrant and Captures Othal Wallace

(Atlanta, GA) – On June 26, at approximately 2:30 a.m., the State of Georgia’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team executed a search warrant at the request of the FBI and U.S. Marshals in DeKalb County.  During the execution of this search warrant, Othal Wallace, the suspect in the shooting of Daytona Beach Police officer Jason Raynor was captured. 

State Troopers and Officers Encourage Safe Driving Habits This July Fourth Holiday

(ATLANTA, GA) – The Georgia State Patrol and the 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 2, and end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 4.  This year marks the third-year anniversary of the Georgia Hands-Free Law which went into effect July 1, 2018.

DPS Motor Carrier Compliance Officers to Participate In Operation SafeDRIVE

(Atlanta, GA) – Georgia’s Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) of the Georgia Department of Public Safety will be joining forces with fellow law enforcement partners in South Carolina, Florida, and North Carolina to conduct quarterly, concentrated highway traffic enforcement periods this year as part of SafeDRIVE. SafeDRIVE (Distracted Reckless Impaired Visibility Enforcement) efforts aim to eliminate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) traffic collisions through periods of high visibility enforcement along the southeast I-95 corridor – where 13 percent of the nation’s fatal CMV collisions occur. Enforcement periods will take place June 22-24, August 3-5, and October 5-7. 

DPS Crime Suppression and Street Racing Enforcement Proves Successful Once Again

(ATLANTA, GA) – The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) coordinated the seventh wave of the multi-agency crime suppression and street racing enforcement detail this past weekend on June 11-13.  Governor Brian Kemp continues to support the multi-agency efforts of the Georgia State Patrol, Motor Carrier Compliance Division, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Department of Natural Resources, Atlanta Police Department, and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department.  

Twenty People Killed in Memorial Day Weekend Traffic Crashes

ATLANTA – Troopers and local law enforcement investigated 17 fatal traffic crashes resulting in 20 deaths across Georgia during the Memorial Day holiday travel period .  The 78-hour holiday period began Friday, May 28, at 6 p.m. and ended Monday, May 31, at 11:59 p.m.