Tennessee Highway Patrol Promotes Steven Lowery to Captain
Will Oversee THP’s Training Division
NASHVILLE – Commissioner David W. Purkey of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security along with Colonel Tracy Trott of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) announced the promotion of Steven Lowery to Captain over THP’s Training Division. This position will be vacated after the retirement of Captain Robert Bighem, on October 31, 2017.
“Steven has a unique gift of turning raw cadets seeking to join the ranks of the Tennessee Highway Patrol into the troopers we depend on each and every day,” said Colonel Tracy Trott. “I am confident in his leadership and organization that we will continue to have top-notch troopers ready to serve the citizens of Tennessee,” Trott added.
“Captain Lowery holds himself to a high standard of excellence. He will continue to hold a high standard of excellence for cadets seeking to join the best of the best, Tennessee deserves nothing less,” Commissioner David W. Purkey said. “I look forward to Captain Lowery’s guidance and knowledge he will pass down to the countless classes of cadets he will be responsible to train.”
Captain Steven Lowery is a 22-year veteran of the law enforcement arena. In 1989, Captain Lowery joined the Tennessee Air National Guard serving six years obtaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. Captain Lowery began his law enforcement career in 1995 working for the Lebanon Police Department obtaining the rank of Detective in Narcotics Investigations. In 1998, Captain Lowery joined the Tennessee Highway Patrol and was President of his academy class.
Captain Lowery has worked as a Sergeant and Lieutenant both in the field and training divisions. He was assigned to the Special Operations Division and State Honor Guard. Captain Lowery has completed Marine Corps Leadership School, Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command and was one of the first Troopers to be certified as a Drug Recognition Expert.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to serve, secure, and protect the people of Tennessee.