TOPEKA – Colonel Herman T. Jones, Superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol, announced that Lieutenant Travis Phillips has been promoted to Captain and will now oversee Troop D.
Troop D is based in Hays and covers 18 counties in northwest Kansas.
Phillips joined the patrol in March 1994 and was assigned to field duties in Sherman County.
In 1996, Phillips served as an SRT Operator in addition to his road duties. Phillips was also a Rangemaster in Troop D. He was later promoted to Public Resource Sergeant for Troop D in Hays before being promoted to a Master Trooper for Troop D, Zone E in WaKeeney. He was later promoted to Field Lieutenant for Troop D, Zone E in WaKeeney.
Phillips began his law enforcement career in 1991 as a Patrol Officer with the Hays Police Department. He is a native of Mullen, NE, and Ellis, KS, and a graduate of Ellis High School. Phillips attended Fort Hays State University and Barton County Community College to obtain a criminal justice degree.
He is a member of WaKeeney Lions Club and 10-33 Foundation.
The Patrol congratulates Captain Phillips on his promotion and wishes him the best in this position.