Major Travis Plotzer

Travis Plotzer joined the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security in 2005 as a State Trooper assigned to Dickson County. Promoted to sergeant in 2013, he was assigned to the Nashville District Special Programs Unit.  His unit was responsible for inspecting over 3,000 school buses and daycare vans, conducting school bus driver in-service training, and presenting traffic safety programs to community organizations and area schools. In 2017, he was promoted to Lieutenant in the Nashville District Special Programs Unit, going on to become the Road Lieutenant for Cheatham, Dickson, and Humphreys Counties. From 2013 to 2019, Plotzer also served as the Nashville District’s Public Information Officer, and in September of 2019 he was selected as the Captain of the Special Programs Unit. Currently serving as the Captain over Research, Planning, and Development, he, in addition to that, is also responsible for the Safety Education material that the Tennessee Highway Patro offers to reduce crashes statewide.

Captain Plotzer also oversees all Public Information for the department as well. He has been a recurring guest speaker for NHSTA, Lifesavers, and has also been published in the Wallstreet Journal for his efforts to combat distracted driving. Plotzer has a degree in police administration from Nashville State Community College. He is also a graduate of John A. Gupton School of Mortuary Science. Plotzer was elected class secretary at Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command. He currently serves on the board of directors for C.A.S.A (Court Appointed Special Advocate), He is also a Co-director for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, and FMCSA’s MCSAC Committee. In the spring of 2019, he was selected to receive Governor Lee’s Excellence in Service Award for his quick action and assistance in the rescue of stranded motorists during heavy flooding in Dickson County.