Lieutenant Travis Neese graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology. He began his career with the Coral Springs Police Department in 1999. He served as a Patrol Officer and a Field Training Officer until 2005 when he was promoted to Detective and transferred to the General Investigations Unit where he investigated Auto Thefts.
In 2008, he was promoted to Sergeant and supervised Patrol and then supervised the Office of Professional Standards (Internal Affairs).
In 2011, he was promoted to Lieutenant and is currently supervising Patrol. He served as a member of the SWAT Team from 2002 to 2014 where he held a leadership position from 2005 until retiring as a Team Leader. He is currently the Commander of the Civil Unrest Tactical Support Team.
Lieutenant Neese has received 4 Exceptional Police Initiative Commendations, 4 Team Citations, Unit of the Year and a Lifesaving Commendation.