Tennessee Highway Patrol
THP Contact Information
Contact Us Statewide via Mobile Phone:
*THP (*847) for Highway Emergencies
to connect to the THP District Headquarters
nearest you at the time of your call.
Or Contact Your District THP Headquarters
District 1, Knoxville: (865) 594-5793
District 2, Chattanooga: (423) 634-6898
District 3, Nashville: (615) 741-3181
District 4, Memphis: (901) 543-6256
District 5, Fall Branch: (423) 348-6144
District 6, Cookeville: (931) 528-8496
District 7, Lawrenceburg: (931) 766-1425
District 8, Jackson: (731) 423-6635
THP District Map
Links to Tennessee Highway Patrol District Pages
- Inspectional Services Bureau
Inspectional Services Bureau (ISB) and Internal Investigations Unit (IIU).
- Administration & District Offices
Information on THP Administration and District Offices
- Checkpoint Enforcement
- Special Investigations Bureau
The Special Investigations Bureau consists of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT).
- Handgun Carry Permits
In October of 1996, the Department of Safety began issuing handgun carry permits pursuant to Public Chapter 905. Prior to this change, handgun carry permits were issued by local sheriff's offices. Since October 1996, the Department of Safety has issued more than 339,000 handgun carry permits.
- Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
The Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division inspects commercial vehicles and driver logs, weighs commercial vehicles, and patrols highways with a focus on truck traffic violations.
- Special Ops
The Special Operations Unit consists of four specialized sections: the Aviation section, Tactical/Bomb Squad, K-9 section and Governors Task Force on Marijuana Eradication.
- Tennessee Highway Patrol Honor Guard
The Tennessee Highway Patrol Honor Guard was established in 1997 by Colonel Jerry Scott.
- Training Center
The Training Center is responsible for providing diverse educational opportunities to commissioned and non-commissioned personnel across the state, hosting special events, and organizing and training for the Trooper Cadet Schools.
- Human Resources
- Forfeitures and Seizures
Information on property seized for possession of narcotics, illegal or prescription, and vehicles seized for driving on a driver’s license which has been revoked for DUI violations.
- Safety Education
The Safety Education division conducts a wide range of activities aimed at saving lives and reducing injuries on Tennessee’s roads.
- Related Links
The Cost of Drinking and Driving Brochure
Officer Down Memorial Page
Governor's Highway Safety Office
Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT)
TDOT Road Conditions
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
DOT Auto Safety Hotline
Federal Bureau of Investigation
New York City Police Museum
Need vehicle safety information? Check out Safercar.gov. This NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) site contains information on vehicle safety reports, defects and recalls, and other vehicle safety information.
The mission of the Tennessee Highway Patrol is to ensure safe and efficient transportation while promoting highway safety through enforcement and education. This mission will be achieved by aggressive patrol, criminal interdiction, intelligence gathering and investigation. The Tennessee Highway Patrol will partner with all levels of local, state, and federal government to serve the citizens of Tennessee and provide emergency and specialty services when needed.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol strives to be a nationally respected leader in public safety by providing innovative and proactive services through our highly trained workforce and partnerships with federal, state and local agencies.