Captain Tim Cunningham was born in St. Louis and raised in Rolla, Missouri. He comes from a law enforcement family and currently resides in west St. Louis County with his wife and family.
Captain Cunningham began his career with the St. Louis County Police Department in 1994, and was assigned to the Affton Southwest Precinct as a patrolman. In 1998, he served in the Bureau of Drug Enforcement/Street Enforcement Team until his promotion to Sergeant in 2003. He was assigned to the Affton Southwest Precinct until returning to the Bureau of Drug Enforcement in 2005, serving as the supervisor of the Street Enforcement Team and was assigned to the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2010, and assigned as a Watch Commander in the Affton Southwest precinct. In April 2013, he was transferred to the watch command in the South County precinct, but was returned to his assignment as watch commander in the Affton Southwest precinct in May of 2013. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in November 2013 and assigned to his present command in the West County precinct.
Captain Cunningham received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Central Missouri State University and has received numerous awards and letters of appreciation, including five Chiefs Commendations. He is a former member of the Missouri Narcotics Officers Association, as well as the Midwest Gang Investigators Association.