Deck the Halls with Safe Driving - DPS Urges Motorists to Drive Safely this Christmas and New Year’s Holidays

(ATLANTA) –As the Christmas and New Year’s holidays rapidly approach, Georgia State Patrol (GSP) Troopers and Motor Carrier Compliance (MCCD) Officers across the state are preparing for the back-to-back holiday weekends and will conduct high visibility patrols on the heaviest travel days to remind motorists to drive safely.

Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Count - 18 Killed During Holiday Travel Period Crashes

(Atlanta, GA) – Georgia State Patrol (GSP) Troopers investigated three fatal traffic crashes, and local law enforcement agencies investigated 12 fatal traffic crashes resulting in 18 deaths across Georgia during the 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday travel period.

MCCD Officers Focus on Safe Driving Habits for Commercial Motor Vehicles

(Savannah, GA) – Last week, November 15-17, Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) Officers with the Georgia Department of Public Safety conducted a port check and distracted driving detail along the I-95/I-16 corridors and the areas near the Port of Savannah. The detail focused on the unsafe operations of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), inspecting CMVs transporting intermodal containers, and CMVs transporting hazardous materials.

State Troopers and Officers Patrol in Full Force for Busiest Travel Day of the Year

(Atlanta, GA) – The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) will be out in full force and encourages motorists to drive safely and have patience this Thanksgiving holiday. The 102-hour holiday travel period begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 23, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 27.

GSP Investigates Fatal Crash in Atlanta

(ATLANTA, GA) – On Thursday, October 20, at 2:38 am, the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) was requested by the Atlanta Police Department (APD) to investigate a fatal traffic crash. 

GSP Partners with Local Agencies for Crime Suppression Details

(ATLANTA, GA) – At the direction of Governor Brian Kemp, the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) continues to partner with local agencies around Georgia to help curtail violent crimes through crime suppression details.  These details have taken place regularly in the city of Atlanta and most recently in the cities of Columbus, Macon, Savannah, and Warner Robins and involve the GSP Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) along with local Troopers.  GSP is committed to focusing on areas plagued by violent crimes and criminal street racing.

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.