(BARTHOLOMEW CO.) – The Superintendent of the Indiana State Police, Douglas G. Carter, has announced the promotion of Captain David P. Travis to the rank of Major.
Major Travis will serve as the Special Operations Commander and oversee the various components therein to include Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.), Explosive Ordnance Disposal (E.O.D.), Aviation, K-9 Teams, Motorcycle Units, and Special Event Planning.
Travis, who is originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana, is a 1984 graduate of the former Elmhurst High School, and in 1988, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation from Indiana State University. On December 9, 1990, he graduated from the 48th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy, and was appointed as a Trooper and assigned to the Indiana State Police Post in Seymour, where he served for 19 years. During that time, Travis had attained the ranks of Corporal and then First Sergeant.
In 2009, Travis transferred to the Indiana State Police Post in Sellersburg following the closing of the Seymour Post. In 2010, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and he served as the Sellersburg District Commander until 2016, when he transferred into the Special Operations Planning Section.
In 2017, Travis was promoted to the rank of Captain, and he served as the Assistant Commander of Special Operations until this recent promotion. During his career, Travis has served the Indiana State Police in the following disciplines: Field Training Officer, Tactical Intervention Platoon, S.W.A.T, Clandestine Laboratory Team, and Lead Firearms Instructor for the Indiana State Police Recruit Academy.
Travis and his wife have four grown children and are residents of Bartholomew County.