Department of Public Safety
The Georgia Department of Public Safety oversees the day-to-day operations of the Georgia State Patrol, Capitol Police, and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division.
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 on Capitol Hill. Motor Carrier Compliance officers enforce traffic and criminal laws relative to commercial vehicle safety and hazardous materials transportation, as well enforcing the state’s size and weight laws.
The Department also regulates the for-hire intrastate transportation of passengers and household goods, as well as the non-consensual towing program. Also, as of July 1, 2014, the Department will administer the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) and Georgia Intrastate Motor Carrier Registration programs relative to commercial motor carriers.