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.

Motor Carrier Compliance Division Provides Standardized Field Sobriety Training to Trooper and Officers

(Atlanta, GA) - From February 3 to May 25, the Motor Carrier Compliance Training Division provided an eight-hour refresher course on Standardized Field Sobriety in each of the nine regions for MCCD officers, troopers, and other assisting agencies.  On the following day, MCCD held safety checks focusing on impaired drivers at its nine weigh stations and local bypass routes.

GSP Assists with Domestic Dispute, Shots Fired in Paulding County

(ATLANTA, GA) – On Thursday, June 3, at approximately 6:26 p.m., the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call regarding a domestic dispute at 10116 Buchanan Highway, Temple, GA. The call was dispatched as a domestic dispute with shots fired. 

Department of Public Safety Coordinates Multi-Agency Crime Suppression and Street Racing Enforcement Over the Memorial Day Weekend

(ATLANTA, GA) – The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) coordinated the fifth wave of the multi-agency crime suppression and street racing enforcement detail this past weekend on May 29-31.

State Troopers and Officers Urge Motorists to Make Safety a Priority this Memorial Day Weekend

(ATLANTA, GA) - 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 28, and ends Monday, May 31, at midnight.  The travel period is 78 hours long.

Fourth Wave of Multi-agency Crime Suppression and Street Racing Enforcement Coordinated by Department of Public Safety Continues to be Successful

(ATLANTA, GA) – The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) completed the fourth wave of the multi-agency crime suppression and street racing enforcement detail this past weekend on May 22-23.  This enforcement detail was a collaborative effort between the Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Department of Natural Resources, Atlanta Police Department, and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department.