Major Mark Proctor
Major 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 District Three 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, Major Proctor worked as primary security for Governors McWherter, Sundquist, Bredesen and Haslam. In addition, Major 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. Prior to Major Proctor’s current role, he was promoted to Captain in 2012 over the Protective Services Division with oversight of the Executive Protection Unit and Capitol Police Unit. Originally from Humphreys County, Major Proctor is a graduate of McEwen High School, Austin Peay State University, and the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Governors Security Association as President. In addition, he 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.