PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Maj. Eddie Johnson, commander of the Florida Highway Patrol’s Troop A, today announced the closing of the F-H-P stations in Crestview and Marianna. The Patrol will close the stations July 1.
The stations are two of 10 that the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles recommended to the Governor and the Florida Legislature as part of a proposed budget reduction plan. The Department will close
the Patrol stations as a deliberate action to operate more efficiently.
Major Johnson reassured motorists that the Patrol’s delivery of services to the local communities will not be impacted. “The number of state troopers assigned to patrol the roads in and around Crestview and Marianna will remain
the same. Road coverage and response times by our troopers will not be impacted,” said Johnson. “Public safety is our top concern, and we continue to develop and refine new technologies and affiliations with local partners to ensure that we continue to serve at the high level the people of Florida deserve.”
Motorists who wish to request crash reports still have options:
1. They may request crash reports at FHP’s headquarters in Tallahassee. Visit FHP’s website at www.flhsmv.gov/fhp for instructions.
2. They may visit FHP’s stations in Pensacola and Panama City at the following locations:
150 W. Stumpfield Road, Pensacola, FL 32522-7626
6030 County Road 2321, Panama City, FL 32404-5732 (Deer Point Dam Road just west of US 231)
The Patrol will implement an online crash report request function in coming months, which will eliminate the need for customers across the state to visit FHP stations to obtain the documents.