Major Matt Perry
Major Matt Perry worked as a deputy at the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department from 2002-2004 when he started the Tennessee Highway Patrol cadet academy 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.
In 2010, he was promoted to Sergeant over Davidson and Cheatham Counties, supervising 11 Troopers. He supervised the top DUI producing Trooper in the state in 2012 and 2013 arresting nearly 350 DUI’s during that period. In 2012, Perry was named Nashville District Supervisor of the Year.
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 2015 he was promoted to the rank of Captain over the Nashville District for the Tennessee Highway Patrol. He commands nearly 100 commissioned personnel spanning 12 counties.
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.