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Deputy Commissioner | Colonel Tracy Trott


Colonel Trott has served as a member of the THP since 1978. His experience includes seven years as a Road Trooper; six years as a Sergeant; and 14 years as a Troop Lieutenant, where he managed five counties in the Tri-Cities area. Trott served a five-month stint as Major in the Colonel’s office, before being promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in August of 2006. He was appointed Colonel in September 2010.

Leading the list of his accomplishments, include a two-time honor (1983-84) as one of the top 10 troopers in DUI Enforcement in Tennessee; a certification as a police instructor by the POST Commission; a graduate of the Tennessee Government Executive Institute (2006) and selection into the Tennessee Law Enforcement Executive Development FBI program (2007). He was selected by the Tennessee Chapter of MADD to receive the 2015 Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving Award for his efforts to reduce impaired driving. Recently, the American Association of Motor Vehicles Administration presented him with the prestigious Martha Irwin Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of his successful career in public safety. He also received the 2016 Lead by Example Award from the Tennessee Government Executive Institute. Colonel Trott served as the Southern Region Chair for the IACP Division of State & Provincial Police until being elected to the position of 2nd Vice Chair for the division in 2012. At the conclusion of his 2 year term, he was sworn in as the 1st Vice Chair in October of 2014. This October, he was sworn in as the General Chair representing all state police organizations and provincial departments in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

A native of Randolph, Maine, Trott earned an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement, a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Criminology from ETSU. He is also a 1996 graduate of the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command, and graduated from the FBI National Executive Institute in 2013. He began his law enforcement career as a police officer with the ETSU Police Department in 1976.

Colonel Trott is married and has two grown children. He resides in Rutherford County.