Press Releases

Prepare Vehicles Now for Summer Travel Season

May 24, 2011

(ATLANTA) - The Georgia State Patrol is encouraging motorists to make sure their vehicles are ready for the road before embarking on summer trips.  Colonel Bill Hitchens, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said sum

G-TACT Safety Campaign Continues on GA 400

May 4, 2011

(ATLANTA, GA) - The Georgia Department of Public Safety launched the latest enforcement and education wave of the Georgia TACT Program along Georgia Highway 400 in Fulton and Forsyth counties.  The G-TACT program, or Georgia Targeting Aggressive Cars a

GSP Expands Motorcycle Safety Initiative

March 8, 2011

(ATLANTA) - The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) has received a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to collect data over the next two years to improve motorcycle safety.  The $70,000 grant will

McDonough Appointed DPS Deputy Commissioner

February 14, 2011

(ATLANTA) - The Georgia Board of Public Safety has confirmed the appointment of Mark McDonough of Rabun County as the new Deputy Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety.  His appointment was confirmed by the Board during its regular mon

Georgia State Patrol Announces Month-Long DUI Crackdown

December 3, 2010

(ATLANTA) – December is “Drunk and Drugged Driver Awareness Month” and the Georgia State Patrol will be conducting roadchecks across the state throughout the month.  The enforcement effort will be concentrating on intercepting impaired