Trea began his law enforcement career at a local Mississippi law enforcement agency in 1999. He attended the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer’s Training Academy in Pearl, MS where he graduated top of his class. He served in the enforcement division and later volunteered and was selected for the department’s tactical response team. He eventually transferred to the narcotics enforcement division, as he continued to serve on the tactical team.
In 2005, Trea was accepted into the Mississippi Highway Patrol Training Academy, and was awarded the title of Mississippi State Trooper. He served in the Enforcement Division and as a member of the department’s Special Operations Group. Later he was selected as a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team, and eventually became a training officer and a S. W. A. T. Team Leader.
His accomplishments regarding training include: N.R.A. Firearms Instructor, Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training instructor school (active shooter instructor), Gracie Survival Tactics, several S. W. A. T. schools, Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events instructor school, several Mississippi Combat Training Academy courses, and many more.
Over the course of his career Trea gained a great amount of real world experience through being involved in many tactical operational situations, municipal officer enforcement/narcotics duties, county deputy enforcement/narcotics duties, and also assisting in the coordination of enforcement/tactical situations and training as part of the MS Highway Patrol administration. He is currently assigned full time to the MS Highway Patrol S. W. A. T. team at the rank of Lieutenant and is a junior instructor at MCTA.