Travis Bruyer began his Law Enforcement career by joining the US Coast Guard in 1991. He was assigned to a small boat search and rescue unit in the San Francisco Bay area where he began as a rescue swimmer and boarding officer. Mr. Bruyer was assigned to the Detective Division of the Flathead Valley Montana Sheriffs Department in 2005, as the Alcohol Enforcement Team Coordinator (AET). At that time, the Flathead Valley claimed one of the highest youth underage drinking rates in the United States. Establishing a model Alcohol Enforcement Team, the Flathead began an all out assault on illegal alcohol use. Utilizing the most successful environmental and legal strategies, and working in conjunction with the Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center, The program has become widely viewed as a nationwide community model. . Travis will be responsible for helping communities establish law enforcement priorities to fight underage drinking and to establish a community Alcohol Enforcement Team (AET).
Since 2005, the Flathead County Alcohol Enforcement Team has received national recognition for its efforts in addressing the issue of underage drinking, by the Office of Juvenile Justice, the Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center, and the American Council on Criminal Justice Training. The AET increased the Flathead Valley’s Compliance Rate from 40% - 70% within the first year of implementation. Nearly four thousand underage drinking arrests have made since the inception of the Flathead AET.
Travis’ duties have included, scheduling and coordinating AET TEAM officers for Compliance Checks of business, Party/DUI Patrols, alcohol related follow up investigations and educating outlets and establishments and beverage providers for responsible alcohol sales.
Travis Bruyer recently accepted a Board Member’s position with the American Athletic Institute in New York, to head their “Legal Ramifications and Law Enforcement Training Division”. AAI Founder and President John Underwood had this to say of Travis Bruyer……
Travis is a nationally recognized speaker on environmental strategies for the enforcement of underage drinking laws and has presented at the national EUDL conference.