Trump Wins; Republicans Hold In Florida and Nationally

In what was perhaps the most improbable upset victory in American political history, Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election. Florida going for Trump precipitated a domino effect as one swing state after the other – North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan – fell into his column. The down-ballot “change” election foretold by Democrat […]

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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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