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Major Betty Blair

Betty Blair was promoted to Major and was assigned as the Executive Officer to the Colonel in August 2011. This is the highest rank held by a woman in the history of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Previously, Major Blair held the position as Captain over the Inspectional Services Bureau (formerly the Office of Professional Responsibility) since 2009. She joined ISB in 1999 as a trooper assigned to the Accreditation Team and later rose through the ranks as Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain. Major Blair began her career with the THP as a Road Trooper assigned to the Cookeville District in 1994. Prior to her service in the THP, Blair worked for the Department from 1983-1993 as a Driver License Examiner, Training Coordinator, and Issuance Manager. Blair is a graduate of the Northwestern Police Staff and Command School and was nominated by her classmates and instructors to receive the Kremel Leadership Award. She also completed the Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation and Advanced Reid Technique Interviewing and Interrogation courses.