The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is heading to San Diego, California this week to attend the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference to receive the top three awards. THP was named the “First Place Winner” in the Highway Patrol/State Police agency category consisting of 501-1500 troopers in the nation for 2016. Additionally, THP won two awards in “Traffic Incident Management and Technology”. THP competed by presenting programs and results of public safety efforts. All law enforcement agencies in the country (local police departments, sheriff’s offices, campus police, military police and state police agencies) were invited to submit a presentation or packet detailing their public safety efforts. The THP competed in the largest state agency category which is the “mid-size department” division of state police agencies between 501-1500 troopers. Additionally, THP competed against all law enforcement agencies in the special awards category. Over the last four years, THP was the only state police agency to place in the top three and won several special awards for their Commercial Vehicle Program. First Place - State Police Agency with 501-1500 troopers. Winner - The Technology Special Award Category for predictive analytics program in their TITAN Division. Winner - The Traffic Incident Management Special Award Category based on their training program and the facility that was built with the help of TDOT at our Training Center.