Major Travis Yates began his career in 1993 with the Tulsa (OK) Police Department. He has served 16 years of his career in a patrol function with other assignments in Gangs, Media Relations, Training and Planning. Travis has been recognized throughout the world in regards to law enforcement training and received the International Police Trainer of the Year Award in 2008 by Law Officer Magazine and ILEETA. Travis is the Director of Training with SAFETAC Training and is known throughout the country for his Seminars relating to Officer Safety, Leadership & Risk Management. He is a frequent contributor to various law enforcement publications & is one of the most widely published authors within law enforcement. Travis holds a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern State University and is a graduate of the 227th Session of the FBI National Academy.
Travis is the Past President of ALERT International and the Director of Ten-Four Ministries. He co-founded Vest For Life Inc. that has given away over 5,000 ballistic vests to police officers in need. He was a founding member of the Below 100 Initiative in 2011 which strives through a series of articles, classes and “train the trainer” courses to reduce line of duty deaths in America to below 100 per year.
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