Tim holds the rank of Major and Chief Technology Officer for the largest statewide law enforcement agency in Florida, where he is responsible for planning, guiding and directing technology decisions for the department.
He is a certified general law enforcement, firearms, first aid, vehicle operations, defensive tactics and human diversity instructor, and has conducted advanced and specialized training at the Florida Public Safety Institute for certified law enforcement officers.
Tim has also contributed to several books, including Smart Talk: The Public Speaker's Guide to Success in Every Situation by Lisa B. Marshal.
In his more than 14 years of law enforcement, training and management experience, Tim has worked closely with all facets of the criminal justice system. He has held several different positions as he increased in rank, having served as a road patrol officer, Traffic Homicide Investigator, first-line field supervisor, and manager of supervisory personnel. He served as an advisory member of the Florida Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council from 2011 to 2015. He is a certified firearms, first aid, defensive tactics, human diversity and driving instructor.
Prior to his current assignment, Tim served as an Assistant Chief Training Officer and a police academy instructor. In that role, he oversaw training for all in-service personnel and newly hired recruits, including state certification exam preparation. He has also served as the recruitment coordinator for his agency, gaining firsthand knowledge of the hiring practices and recruiting techniques of police agencies across the United States.
Tim holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Florida State University and instructor certifications from the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. He also holds several advanced training certificates in the areas of investigation and management. He is a graduate of the 16th Session of the Senior Leadership Program at the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute and has conducted research on recruitment and retention issues and practices within the law enforcement community. He has also worked with the National Institute for Justice and the RAND Corporation to discuss the needs of law enforcement in preparing for the future.
My years of experience in the criminology and criminal justice field have provided me with numerous insights into the vast array of careers available within the industry. I am excited to share my knowledge of the occupations, hiring processes and training requirements to help you get started on a new and exciting career and to help you achieve your career goals.
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