Major Klotzer grew up and attended college in Southern Connecticut before joining the Atlanta Police Department in 1994. After graduating from the Police Academy, he worked in Zone 4 and Zone 5 where he was a patrol officer and a member of the Field Investigations Team. In 1997, he was promoted to the rank of Detective and worked a number of assignments including the Fugitive, Burglary, Larceny and Major Fraud units. Major Klotzer was one of the founding members of the General Investigations Unit serving the City during the overnight hours.
In early 2004, Detective Klotzer was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was reassigned back to Zone 4. During his tenure there, he served as Day Watch Patrol, Field Investigation Team Supervisor and worked Zone Criminal Investigations. His final assignment as Sergeant was as the Gang Unit Commander.
In 2009, Sergeant Klotzer was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and was assigned to Zone 4 Evening Watch. During this time, he was also assigned to the Office of Professional Standards, where he worked in both the Internal Affairs Unit and the Corruption Unit. He had a brief assignment in Zone 6 before moving to the Central Records Unit and finished up his time as a Lieutenant as the Unit Commander for the Video Integration Unit in the Special Projects Section.
In 2016, he was promoted to the rank of Captain and was assigned as the assistant to Major Peek in Zone 6. In January of 2018, Captain Klotzer was promoted to the rank of Major and currently serves the Zone 6 community as their precinct commander.
Major Klotzer is married, has a teenage daughter and three dogs. His wife also has a law enforcement career with 20 years of service. When he is not working, Major Klotzer enjoys hiking with his family and three dogs.