News

2015

The Florida Highway Patrol Announces Two New Majors

~ Two Captains Promoted to Major ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Director Colonel Gene Spaulding announced today that Captains Christopher Dellapietra and Joseph Franza are being promoted to Major. Major Dellapietra will lead Troop E – Miami, and Major Franza will lead Troop D – Orlando, both effective October 30, 2015. Troop […]


Help “Delete” Teen Crashes

~ Adults can make a difference by modeling safe driving behavior behind the wheel ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles marks its annual Delete Teen Crashes day with events throughout the state to ensure our teens know to keep their hands on the wheel, eyes on the road […]


Operation Safe Driver Week

~Trucks, buses, and cars can safely share the highway~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – There were more than 344,000 vehicle crashes in Florida last year. To help save lives and reduce the number of crashes involving commercial motor vehicles (CMV), the Florida Highway Patrol has partnered with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) for Operation Safe Driver. […]


The Florida Highway Patrol Announces New Troop C Major

~ Pensacola Captain promoted to Major ~ TALLAHASSEE – Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Director Colonel Gene Spaulding promoted John L. Gourley to Major, effective October 30, 2015. Major Gourley is assigned to lead field operations for Troop C in the Tampa area. Troop C jurisdiction covers over 5,500 square miles of the Sunshine State, encompassing […]


The Florida Highway Patrol Announces Two New Majors

~Two Captains Promoted to Major ~ TALLAHASSEE – Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Director Colonel Gene Spaulding announced today that Captains Jeffrey S. Dixon and Brannon Snead are being promoted to Major. Major Snead will lead the FHP Bureau of Criminal Investigations and Intelligence (BCII), effective October 30, 2015. Major Dixon will lead FHP Commercial Vehicle […]


Redesigned University Of Tampa Specialty Plate Now Available

~The redesigned specialty tag is available in local area offices~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is pleased to announce the release of the newly redesigned specialty tag for the University of Tampa, available now to Florida drivers. These new plates are in stock at local tax collector and tag […]


Florida Highway Patrol Graduates 56 New Troopers

~ Members of 131st recruit class join FHP’s continued commitment to a Safer Florida ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles welcomed 56 new troopers to the division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). These troopers will join the more than 1,800 troopers who patrol the state’s roads each […]


DHSMV Promotes Child Passenger Safety

~Make sure children are secured correctly~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— With the start of Child Passenger Safety Week, a national awareness campaign focused on keeping children safe while traveling in motor vehicles, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is reminding parents and caregivers to choose the appropriate car seat for young children, install […]


Joint Statement from the Department Of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and Florida Tax Collectors On Driver License / Identification Card Issuance

Over the last year, with the current contract for driver license and identification card (DL/ID) issuance expiring, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (Department) and Florida Tax Collectors, have worked together to explore all available options and review emerging technologies in which these credentials can be issued to our customers. One of the […]


The Florida Highway Patrol Announces New Deputy Director

~ Troop C Major promoted to Lt. Colonel ~ TALLAHASSEE– Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Director, Colonel Gene Spaulding, announced that Major Michael Thomas will be the new deputy director of the Patrol effective today, September 4, 2015. As Troop Commander of Troop C (Tampa area), Major Thomas acquired a great deal of experience and an […]