Corporal Robert Major was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He grew up hunting, fishing and camping, which he still enjoys today. He is married and has three children, two eight year old girls and in 2013 his family adopted a baby boy. He attended UTSA and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from UTSA in 2007.
He started his career with the UTSA Police Department in 2006 as a Public Safety Officer. In 2008 he attended the UTSA System Police Academy and was assigned to night shift patrol officer. He has worked nights for the last six and a half years. He was promoted to Corporal on night shift at the beginning of 2014. Corporal Major’s training and skills led him to focus on alcohol and drug related offenses and casework. Corporal Major has consistently been one of the leaders of the UTSA Police Department in enforcement of DWI, alcohol, and drug related offenses.
While at the UTSA Police Department he was recommended to become a Drug Recognition Expert and he has been a certified DRE for the last four years. He is an ALERRT Instructor, SFST Instructor, and TCOLE Instructor. He is also a member of the bike patrol. He has instructed the Health and Safety Code at the UT System Police Academy for the last two years.
In 2012 and 2014, he was selected as a recipient of the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Enforcement Hero Award, which is presented to a select few Officers from around the region and State of Texas for their efforts in enforcing the DWI and DUI laws and removing intoxicated drivers from behind the wheel, which prevents countless tragedies every year.
In 2013 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by UT System Police Director Heidingsfield.