DPS Receives Funding to Continue DUI Task Force and ALS Program

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has awarded the Georgia Department of Public Safety a H.E.A.T. grant to continue its Nighthawks DUI Task Force and Administrative License Suspension program.

State Troopers Prepare for High Visibility Patrols during Christmas and New Year’s Holiday Travel Periods

The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) will be on high visibility patrols on interstates and state roads during this year’s Christmas and New Year’s holiday travel periods in an attempt to thwart traffic crashes and encourage motorists to exercise safe driving habits.

DPS Partnering with Toys for Tots for Tenth-Straight Year

This year marks the tenth year that the Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) is teaming up with the United States Marine Corps Reserve for the annual Toys for Tots program to collect new, unwrapped toys for less fortunate children during the Christmas season.

Final Holiday Traffic Count for Thanksgiving Travel Period

Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period resulted in 15 traffic deaths.

Georgia State Patrol Graduates 103rd Trooper School

(FORSYTH) – The Georgia State Patrol graduated its 103rd Trooper School on Friday, Sept. 21, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth. After 32 weeks of intense training, 48 new troopers will report to patrol posts throughout the state on Thursday, November 1.

MCCD Graduates Second Motor Carrier Officer School

(FORSYTH) – The Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) graduated its 2nd Motor Carrier Officer School on Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth. After 25 weeks of intense training, 17 new MCCD officers will report to inspection stations throughout the state.

Eighteen People Killed in Labor Day Travel Period Crashes

Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Labor Day holiday travel period resulted in 18 traffic deaths. This year, the holiday travel period was 78-hours long. It began at 6 p.m. on Fri., Aug. 31, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 3.

Troopers Encourage Safe Driving Habits During the Labor Day Weekend

It’s almost Labor Day, and the Georgia State Patrol is reminding motorists to practice safe driving habits as they travel throughout the state this weekend.

Georgia State Patrol Going for Third Title as "America's Best Looking Cruiser"

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) is again participating in this year’s “Best Looking Cruiser” contest conducted by the American Association of State Troopers (AAST).

Georgia State Patrol Major Returns from Police Leadership Training in Israel

Major Jason Johnson of the Georgia State Patrol has returned after an intensive two weeks of public safety leadership training with Israel’s top policing executives.