Biography | Tim Fitch (R)
Tim Fitch retired from active-duty law enforcement service in 2014 after a 31-year
career with the St. Louis County Police Department, serving the last five years
as the Chief of Police. During his
tenure as police chief, crime in the areas patrolled by the St. Louis County
Police Department was lowered to historic levels. Many new community-based initiatives were started
and continue to this day, to include introduction of Narcan in all patrol cars
and other anti-heroin initiatives.
has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Truman State
University and a Master of Management degree from Fontbonne University. Tim has been an Assessor for the Commission
on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) since 2004 and currently
serves as a CALEA Team Leader, conducting assessments of law enforcement,
communications and training academy programs.
Tim has conducted accreditation assessments of more than 40 large police
agencies in the U.S. to include Chicago PD and NYPD.
2018, Tim was elected to the seven-member St. Louis County Council for a
four-year term representing 140,000 residents of central and south St. Louis
County. He is a member of the International
Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Missouri Police Chiefs Association and
the St. Louis Area Police Chiefs Association.
He serves on multiple St. Louis-area community boards and commissions,
as well as the Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Committee of the IACP.