Travis is currently a Motor Officer for the Mesa Police Department and is assigned to the D.U.I. Squad. Since becoming a Police Officer, Travis has become certified in H.G.N./ S.F.S.T., A.R.I.D.E., D.R.E., an Arizona P.O.S.T. Certified Instructor, an H.G.N. / S.F.S.T. Instructor, and this summer a Certified Collision Reconstructionist.
Travis completed the Basic Motorcycle Officer Course in October 2011. Since his certification he has competed in the 2012 Southwest Police Motorcycle Training and Competition (Phoenix), 2012 Coyote Honda Rodeo, 2013 Mesa PD Combined Agency Competition the 2014 Southwest Police Motorcycle Training and Competition (Las Vegas) , and most recently hosted and organized the 2017 Desert Wind Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Skills Competition, the largest Police and Civilian Motorcycle Skills event in the southwest United States.
Travis has racked up over 250hrs of training as a Motor Officer. Prior to becoming a Police Officer in 2007, Travis spent 14 years in the Army and was instrumental in multiple training programs all the way up to a Battalion level.
In his spare time, Travis enjoys racking up the miles on his Harley-Davidson Road Glide and organizing charity events. Travis is married to the love of his life Kristi and is the proud father of 3 children.
Tom has been an officer since 2006 and became a motor officer in 2009. He became a police motor instructor in 2011 and has instructed at several Motor Schools teaching new motor officers the skills to stay safe on the road. Tom has competed in the Southwest Police Motorcycle Training and Competition in 2010, 2011, and 2015, as well as the Gila River Police Motorcycle Competition in 2014 and 2015. Tom designed the course for, and assisted with the organization of the First Annual Desert Wind Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Skills Competition which was the largest police and civilian combined motorcycle skills event in the southwest.
Prior to his law enforcement career, Tom spent 8 years in the active duty Army with deployments to Bosnia and Saudi Arabia.
Tom’s love for motorcycles began at a young age when his uncles would take him for rides around the neighborhood. He attended the MSF Basic course in 2000 and has been riding ever since. His current ride is a 2001 Honda Goldwing.
Tom has a passion for continued training in order to stay safe while riding and is anxious to share this knowledge and skill set with the public.