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FHP Trooper Apprehends Suspect Who Targeted Her

~ Community support for law enforcement is critical ~ Tallahassee, Fla. – Yesterday evening, Trooper Vanessa Franceschi was conducting a traffic stop on Florida’s Turnpike in Miami-Dade County when a motorist intentionally struck her patrol car. The suspect fled through traffic, and without hesitation, Trooper Franceschi heroically pursued and skillfully conducted a Pursuit Intervention Technique […]


Florida Teaming Up With East Coast States To Promote Traffic Safety On I-95

~Mission is to save lives on one of the nation’s busiest interstate corridors ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is collaborating with the state police, highway patrols and local law enforcement jurisdictions of every state on the Eastern Seaboard in an effort to keep one of the nation’s major interstate corridors safe […]


DHSMV Urges Floridians and Visitors to Focus on Driving

~ April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is urging motorists to eliminate distractions while driving in an effort to reduce distracted driving crashes statewide. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a division of the DHSMV, is partnering with the Florida Department of […]


Florida Highway Patrol Promotes New Chief Of Public Affairs

~ Captain Tom Pikul has almost 15 years of experience with FHP and a background in broadcasting ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This week, Colonel Gene Spaulding, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol, promoted Captain Thomas E. Pikul, former Assistant Chief of Public Affairs, as the new Chief of Public Affairs for FHP. “I am very […]


There’s No Second Chance. Buckle Up Every Time.

~FHP Participates in National Click It or Ticket Enforcement Campaign ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Beginning today, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) joins its law enforcement partners in the national Click It or Ticket campaign that runs through March 14, 2018. Day or night, individuals should buckle up, every time. Buckling up is critical in order […]


Enjoy Spring Break Responsibly, Don’t Drink & Drive

~ DHSMV urges residents and visitors to always designate a sober driver ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) and its division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) urge residents and visitors to Arrive Alive, Don’t Drink and Drive as they celebrate spring break this month. DHSMV and […]


Florida Highway Patrol To Combat Aggressive Driving

~ Practice patience when driving on Florida roads~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Beginning today through March 8, 2018, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is participating in the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) safety campaign.  The TACT campaign is aimed at highlighting the danger of aggressive driving behaviors when interacting with large trucks on the road. […]


DHSMV Reminds Motorists To Stay At The Scene Of A Crash

~ February 2018 is Hit and Run Awareness Month ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) and its division of the Florida Highway Patrol are recognizing Hit and Run Awareness Month this February and reminding all motorists to Stay at the Scene when involved in a crash. In […]


FHP Troopers Issued Narcan to Save Lives on Florida Roads

~ Highway Patrol now equipped with opioid overdose antidote ~ Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a division of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), is now issuing Narcan to Troopers in an effort to save lives, a strategy by the agency to fight against the opioid epidemic. Naloxone, […]


Florida Highway Patrol Promotes New Troop Commander

~ Major William Harris to take command in Troop J ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Director, Colonel Gene S. Spaulding, appointed Captain William Harris as the new Troop Commander for Troop J. The Troop J Commander oversees commercial vehicle enforcement (CVE) operations for Florida’s southern region encompassing 32 counties within […]