Press Releases

Labor Day Holiday Traffic Count

September 2, 2014

There were 10 deaths in Labor Day weekend traffic crashes across Georgia. The 78-hour holiday period began at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 29 and ended midnight on Monday, Sept. 1.

Tommy Waldrop Promoted to GSP Commanding Officer

August 1, 2014

(ATLANTA)—Tommy Waldrop from Franklin County has been promoted to the rank of Major in the Georgia State Patrol effective August 1. In his new capacity, Major Waldrop is responsible for the field operations of the Georgia State Patrol, including the 51 GSP posts across the state, as well as the Criminal Interdiction Unit (CIU), Implied Consent Unit, SWAT, GSP Dive Team and the Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT).

Georgia School Buses Ready for the Start of the New School Year

July 28, 2014

As school systems across Georgia begin preparing for the new school year, officials with the Georgia Department of Public Safety’s Motor Carrier Compliance Division say they have completed their annual school bus inspections and the buses are ready to resume their normal operations.