Tim is passionate to innovate policing in an attempt to find more effective ways to solve serious and organised crime. He remains focused on ensuring that every victim receives the best possible chance to have their case solved and ascribes to the mantra: ‘The harder I work, the safer I make this world for my family’. Tim initially studied for a Bachelor of Applied Science at Victoria College Clayton before joining Victoria Police and later receiving a Bachelor of Policing (Investigations) from Charles Sturt University whilst working fulltime at the Homicide Squad. Tim has received commendations a number of times throughout his career and is the recipient of the Victoria Police Ethical Service Medal, the Victoria Police Service Medal, the National Medal. In 2022 Tim was awarded the Australian Police Medial in the Queens Birthday honours.
Tim has led an interesting career path, in 1991 he entered the Victoria Police Academy, interested in forensic science and keen to work in the Police Forensic Science Centre. His passions changed with experience and he became involved in law and criminal investigation, following up leads, speaking with victims and witnesses, identifying suspects and developing strategies to achieve better outcomes. After time in uniform, in suburban taskforces, response units and divisional detective offices, in 1998 Tim joined the Clandestine Laboratory Squad of the Crime Department. This role enabled him to bring together his love of science and the law, allowing him to investigate and track down high end illicit drug traffickers. In 2000 his focus turned towards the Homicide Squad and between 2001 and 2006 he investigated and successfully solved a range of current and Cold Case homicides. He moved out of this area to gain a promotion to Sergeant, later achieving Detective Sergeant status and returning to the Homicide Squad as team leader. In 2012 he was promoted to Senior Sergeant, later becoming the Officer in Charge of Cheltenham Police Station, before being promoted to Detective Inspector at the Anti-corruption Investigations Division of the Victoria Police Professional Standards Command. In 2001 Tim commenced his 5-year career investigating and solving current as well as Cold Case homicides. He achieved many successes. Tim’s next steps resulted in several promotions from Sergeant to Detective Sergeant. In 2012 he was promoted to Senior Sergeant, later becoming the Officer in Charge of Cheltenham Police Station, before being promoted to Detective Inspector at the anti-corruption investigations division of the Victoria Police Professional Standards Command. After being seconded back into the Crime Command and successfully investigation a missing person/murder investigation, in December 2017 Tim was selected to be the Head of Homicide and Officer in Charge of the Victorian Homicide Squad. Since then Tim has presided over a squad of approximately 80 detectives, analysts and support staff responsible for investigating all suspicious deaths in the state of Victoria as well as investigating all deaths in police custody for the Coroner.
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