Travis Pobuda started his law enforcement career as a reserve officer for the Buffalo, Minnesota Police Department. In 1999, Travis was hired as a police officer with the Maple Grove Police Department. Over the next fifteen years, Travis worked as a patrol officer, field training officer, use-of-force and firearms instructor, Emergency Response Unit member and marksman, Safe Streets Unit officer, investigator, and patrol union president. Travis was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2014. As a patrol sergeant, Travis supervised the Use-of-Force and Field Training Officer teams, held leadership roles for the Emergency Response Unit as a team leader and commander. Following his promotion to captain in 2021, Travis currently leads the Professional Standards Division. He is known for his community outreach work that includes Shop-with-a-Cop and expert training in areas of Active Shooter and Workplace Violence awareness. Travis holds an Associates in Applied Science Degree from Alexandria Technical College; and attended numerous command level training courses, the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association Executive Training Institute, and the Tri-City Leadership Academy.