Tennessee Highway Patrol opens new Jackson District Headquarters
June 2, 2021 · Projects
The new Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) District Headquarters in Jackson, Tennessee is finally open! The THP facility replaces the previous building, which was originally built in 1967 and served the City of Jackson, TN for almost 55 years. However, with the rapid development in the role of state troopers and their service, the previous headquarters did not have the capacity or the efficiency needed to adequately support the THP anymore.
“We would not be standing here today if it were not for the vision, hard work, dedication, planning and persistence of several people and agencies,” said Commissioner Jeff Long. “I want to thank and recognize the Tennessee Department of General Services, the architects, contractors and McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport. We are proud of our new home and thank you for your hard work and generosity for seeing this project through. Lastly, I want to thank former Governor Bill Haslam, Governor Bill Lee, and the Tennessee General Assembly. This is a beautiful building that will serve the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the community well for years to come,” added Commissioner Long.
The new building, designed by GMC, now serves as a prototype for future THP district headquarters across Tennessee, while ensuring service is provided to the highest standards.
“The Department selected this particular property for its new district headquarters location because it was the best-suited to accommodate executive leadership’s strategic plan for future goals and initiatives,” said Colonel Matt Perry. “This location provides quick access to Interstate 40, which is highly beneficial to the THP, in terms of maintaining a close working relationship with our partners in law enforcement and TDOT in the Madison County area. Also, from a practical standpoint, the new location will allow troopers to avoid increasingly problematic traffic congestion on Vann Drive that has progressively obstructed ease of access to the current headquarters,” added Colonel Matt Perry.
Learn more about the project here.