Major Matt Perry
Major Matt Perry is over the Field Operations West Bureau where he oversees all road trooper operations in the patrol’s Nashville, Lawrenceburg, Jackson, and Memphis Districts. Prior to his new assignment, he served as the Major over the Administrative Bureau. In 2015, he was promoted to the rank of Captain over the Nashville District for the Tennessee Highway Patrol. He commanded nearly 100 commissioned personnel spanning 12 counties. In 2013, he was promoted to the newly created position as Lieutenant and Commander of the Interdiction Plus Team, liaison to the Tennessee Fusion Center, and coordinator of the License Plate Reader Program. In 2010, he was promoted to Sergeant over Davidson and Cheatham Counties supervising 11 Troopers. In 2012, Perry was named Nashville District Supervisor of the Year. He worked as a deputy at the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department from 2002-2004 before he joined the Tennessee Highway Patrol in 2004. Major Perry was assigned as a road Trooper in Williamson County until 2007 when he took a position with the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) as a crash reconstructionist. Major Perry earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Middle Tennessee State University and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School or Police Staff and Command. He is married with three children.