Biography | Tim Fitch (R)
Councilman 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, including the introduction of Narcan in all patrol cars and other anti-heroin initiatives.
Tim 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. Tim currently serves as a CALEA Team Leader, conducting assessments of law enforcement, communications, and training academy programs. He has led accreditation assessments of more than 40 large police agencies in the U.S., including the Chicago PD and the NYPD.
In 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.
Tim serves on multiple St. Louis-area community boards and commissions, as well as the Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Committee of the International Association of Chief of Police.