Press Releases

135th Class Graduates From Florida Highway Patrol Academy

~ 63 new state troopers join the ranks of the patrol ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, 63 new state troopers graduated from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Training Academy. The graduates join the more than 1,900 troopers who patrol the state’s roads and communities each day to protect and assist Florida residents and visitors. “These […]

Protect Florida’s Vulnerable Road Users, Share The Road

~ May is Motorcycle and Bicycle Awareness Month ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This month, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is reminding motorists statewide to share the road with motorcycles and bicycles in an effort to reduce crashes involving these vulnerable road users. DHSMV’s Motorcycle and Bicycle Safety Awareness Month is […]

New Full-Service Driver License Office Opens in Miami Gardens

~ DHSMV opens new service center for customers ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In an effort to better serve customers, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) opened its newest full-service driver license office in Miami Gardens last week. There are now nine DHSMV driver license offices in the highly-populated area of Miami-Dade […]

FHP Removes Dangerous Drugs From Florida Highways

~ Multi-agency operation targets transporters of illicit contraband ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Recently, teams from the Florida Highway Patrol’s (FHP) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement and Criminal Interdiction Unit hosted a week-long Commercial Motor Vehicle Drug Interdiction Assistance Program (DIAP) with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Charlotte County […]

Save a Life, Don’t Drive Distracted

~ Distracted Driving Awareness Month this April reminds motorists to focus on driving ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is urging motorists to keep their eyes on the road and focus on driving in an effort to reduce distracted driving crashes statewide. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), […]

Statement regarding critically injured Trooper from Executive Director Rhodes and Colonel Spaulding

At 9:30 a.m. this morning, Trooper Carlos Rosario, a ten-year veteran FHP Trooper, was struck on State Road 836 westbound conducting speed enforcement for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. Trooper Rosario was outside of his patrol car on the shoulder when he was struck. Our troopers and all law enforcement officers put their lives on […]

Your Life Can Be Saved With Just a Click

~ FHP Troopers to join nationwide Click It or Ticket effort ~  TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is joining local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates across the country for the national Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement campaign this month. During the campaign, officers will help save […]

Arrive Alive, Don’t Drink and Drive

~ Floridians and visitors are urged to drive sober for a safe Spring Break ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a division of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), is spreading the message Arrive Alive, Don’t Drink and Drive this March as residents and visitors celebrate spring break […]

Aggressive Drivers Think Twice

~ Practice patience when driving on the road~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Beginning today through March 9, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) commercial vehicle enforcement troopers will begin the safety campaign Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT). The campaign seeks to educate motorists about the dangers of aggressive driving around large trucks and reducing commercial motor […]

Stay at the Scene – It Could Save a Life

~ February 2017 is Hit and Run Awareness Month ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) recognizes Hit and Run Awareness Month this February by reminding all motorists to Stay at the Scene when involved in a crash. The initiative seeks to reduce the number of hit and […]