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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 […]


Safety Tips While Driving On Icy Roadways

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott issued a press release urging North Florida residents, visitors and businesses to prepare for extreme cold weather conditions. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and it’s division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) provides these safe driving tips to motorists: Stay put. Avoid driving, if at […]


Move Over Florida, it’s the Law

~ DHSMV urges motorists to move over or slow down for emergency and service vehicles this January ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – January is Move Over month and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) urges all motorists to move over for emergency and service vehicles stopped along the roadway. Preliminarily in 2017, […]


DHSMV Reminds Customers Florida is Compliant With Real ID Guidelines

~ January 22, 2018, Federal deadline does not impact customers with Florida credentials ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is reminding customers that the state of Florida is compliant with U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) REAL ID requirements. Starting January 22, 2018, travelers who do not […]


137th Basic Recruit Class Graduates From FHP Training Academy

~ Florida Highway Patrol welcomes 53 new Troopers to the road ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the 137th basic recruit class of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) graduated from the FHP Training Academy. These 53 Troopers join the more than 1,900 Troopers who patrol Florida’s roads each day to provide safety and security to residents […]


Florida Highway Patrol to Hold Trooper Graduation Ceremony

~ 137th recruit class set to join Florida’s Finest ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol’s 53 newest troopers from the 137th Basic Recruit Class will graduate from the Florida Highway Patrol Training Academy Friday morning.   What: 137th Recruit Class graduation   Who: Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam H. Putnam DHSMV Executive Director, […]


DHSMV Announces Enhanced Holiday Enforcement Efforts

~Florida Highway Patrol participating in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As part of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ (DHSMV) focus on safe holiday travel, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) will join thousands of other law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation in the Drive Sober […]


Two Florida Highway Patrol Troopers Receive Roadway Designations

~ Portions of roads in Lee and Hillsborough counties named in remembrance of State Troopers ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On December 1, 2017, a portion of Interstate 75 (S.R. 93A) between Fowler Avenue and Fletcher Avenue in Hillsborough County and a portion of State Road (S.R.) 80, in Lee County, were renamed in remembrance of […]


Florida Highway Patrol Promotes New Troop Commander

~ Blackmon to take command in Troop H ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Director, Colonel Gene S. Spaulding, appointed Captain Chris Blackmon as the new Troop Commander for Troop H. Troop H is headquartered in Tallahassee and covers Leon, Gadsden, Franklin, Liberty, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison and Taylor Counties. Major Chris Blackmon is […]