Captain Mark Proctor
Captain Proctor currently oversees THP's recruitment division where he leads a team of recruiters to seek out applications for the future generation of Trooper classes. Captain Mark Proctor is a 1997 graduate of the Tennessee Highway Patrol and was first stationed as a road trooper in the Memphis District. After completing a one-year assignment there, he transferred back home to the Nashville District where he worked the next three years in Dickson, Humphreys, and Cheatham Counties. In December 2001, Proctor joined the Governor’s Security Detail where he obtained the ranks of Sergeant and Lieutenant. In these roles, Captain Proctor worked as primary security for Governors McWherter, Sundquist, Bredesen and Haslam. In addition, Captain Proctor oversaw the security teams for Governor Haslam and the First Family to include security planning and implementation of all in-state and out-state travel including international trips. Originally from Humphreys County, Captain Proctor is a graduate of McEwen High School, Austin Peay State University, and the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. He recently served on the Board of Directors for the National Governors Security Association from 2012 through 2018 and completed his term as President this past February. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Chiefs of Police Capitol Police Section and served as Vice President of the 2015 TN Government Executive Institute. Captain Proctor also received the Colonels Achievement Award in 2016.