Gene Spaulding Named FHP Colonel

Gene Spaulding – a 22-year veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol – was named the division’s 14th colonel by DHSMV Executive Director Terry Rhodes. Spaulding is a graduate of the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Leadership Seminar and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia College of Missouri. Colonel Spaulding graduated from […]

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Florida Highway Patrol Reaches Milestone Anniversary

Well, it’s now official: Happy 75th (Diamond) Anniversary to the Florida Highway Patrol! The Patrol was created in 1939 by an act of the Florida Legislature as part of the Department of Public Safety under the direction of Colonel Neil H. Kirkman – the namesake of the Patrol’s Tallahassee headquarters under the Department of Highway […]

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Budgets Unveiled – House: 5% Across-the Board Pay Increase; Senate: Merit

The long-awaited House and Senate budgets were unveiled by leadership in Tallahassee, and in general, the results are positive. House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) is recommending a 5% across-the-board pay increase for troopers and other state law enforcement officers, as well as non-sworn division personnel. The Senate includes agency-discretion merit pay increases for all […]

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