The Florida Highway Patrol Announces Two New Majors

~Two Captains Promoted to Major ~

TALLAHASSEE – Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Director Colonel Gene Spaulding announced today that Captains Jeffrey S. Dixon and Brannon Snead are being promoted to Major. Major Snead will lead the FHP Bureau of Criminal Investigations and Intelligence (BCII), effective October 30, 2015. Major Dixon will lead FHP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) operations as Troop I Commander, effective January 1, 2016.

The BCII conducts investigations into criminal activity such as human trafficking, auto theft, commercial vehicle and cargo theft, identity theft, driver license fraud, title fraud, and odometer fraud. The Bureau works closely with local, state, and federal partners to combat criminal activity in Florida.

CVE is responsible for ensuring commercial motor vehicle safety to reduce the number and severity of commercial motor vehicle crashes. CVE also help protect the state’s bridge and highway infrastructure through traffic enforcement, commercial vehicle inspections, size and weight enforcement, and hazardous material enforcement. Troop I is comprised of 43 counties covering the panhandle and northern Florida.

“Both Major Dixon and Major Snead have demonstrated outstanding leadership during their years with the Patrol,” said Col. Gene Spaulding. “They will be an excellent addition to the executive leadership staff and will help to further the mission of the Florida Highway Patrol.”

Major Brannon Snead is a 17 year law enforcement veteran who has also worked as a law enforcement officer with the Tallahassee Police Department and the Florida Department of Transportation, Office of Motor Carrier Compliance from 2002 – 2004. Major Snead began his FHP career in 1999, serving in Troop F – Ft. Myers after graduating from the 94th Basic Recruit Class as their class president.

Major Jeffrey S. Dixon is a 25 year veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol who graduated from the Patrol’s 85th recruit class in December of 1990 and started his career in Troop C – Brooksville.

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