Thank you for visiting the Beyond the Badge blog of the Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS). This blog shines the spotlight on both sworn and civilian employees alike and highlights the upstanding units within DPS. It will be updated bi-weekly along with breaking news.
The Georgia Department of Public Safety was created in 1937 and oversees the day-to-day operation of the Georgia State Patrol (GSP), Capitol Police and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD). GSP troopers investigate traffic crashes and enforce traffic and criminal laws on the state’s roads. Capitol Police officers prevent and detect criminal acts, and enforce traffic regulations throughout Capitol Hill. MCCD officers conduct safety inspections of commercial motor vehicles and inspect highway shipments of hazardous materials.