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Tim Toomey Bio
Tim Toomey
Tim Toomey
Assistant Chief
    Assistant Chief Tim Toomey was born and raised in Rochester, NY. He is married to Cheri and has two children, Joseph and Katelyn. Tim served in the United States Air Force from 1989 to 1993. He was stationed at the Grand Forks, North Dakota Air Force Base as an Offensive Avionics Technician on the B1 Bomber. After serving, Tim worked as a Journeyman electrician until joining the Watertown Police Department in 1999. He is a graduate of Mount Marty College with an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. 
    On April 2nd, 2013 Tim was promoted to Assistant Chief of Operations. The Assistant Chief of Operations reports directly to the Chief of Police and is the second highest ranking member of the Watertown Police Department, and acts on behalf of the Chief of Police during his absence. The Assistant Chief of Operations is responsible for and oversees the largest organizational component of the Watertown Police Department. The Assistant Chief of Operations directly supervises the Operations Secretary, the Patrol Division, and the Detective Division. Additionally, the Assistant Chief of Operations manages the details of Sex Offender Registration, Electronic Neighborhood Watch Program, Ride-Along Program, Job Shadows, Internet Crimes against Children, and the Accident Reconstruction and Crime Scene Teams. The Assistant Chief serves as the City's liaison officer with Glacial Lakes Humane Society, which performs the Animal Control function for the City of Watertown. 
    Tim began his career as a Reserve Officer until August 2001 when he became a full-time officer. As a patrol officer Tim was a Field Training Officer, DARE Instructor, SWAT team member, Bike Patrol member, Accident Reconstruction Team Member, DWI Team member and took on many other responsibilities. 
    In August of 2004 Tim was assigned as the School Resource Officer (SRO). Tim worked district wide at all the schools in the community.Tim was instrumental in developing the SRO program and took pride in helping Watertown's youth succeed. In January 2007 Tim was promoted to the rank of Corporal and was assigned back to the Patrol Division. In August 2007 Tim was assigned as a detective with the Criminal Investigation Division. During that time Tim investigated major crimes that occurred in the Watertown area including sex crimes, property crimes and crimes against persons. In October 2007 Tim was promoted to Detective Sergeant. As the Detective Sergeant, Tim supervised 4 detectives. Tim was responsible for case management and investigating major crimes in the Watertown area. Tim is a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). Tim has received extensive training in the field of digital evidence and the investigation of computer crime. Tim works closely with Federal, State and Local law enforcement protecting children and is a trained Digital Forensics Examiner. 
    Tim is co-founder of the Watertown DASH (Drug free, Alcohol free, Safe and Healthy) program. The mission of DASH is "To challenge community partnerships to lead by example and to empower Watertown youth to choose to live healthy and positive lifestyles." The Watertown Police Department and Community partners provide safe and healthy activities for youth throughout the year. The program is funded by community donors and supported by many volunteers. 
    Tim's hobbies include hunting, fishing, martial arts, spending time with family and running.

HONORS AND SPECIAL AWARDS
United States Air Force: Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Defense Service Medal, Airman of the Month, Airman of the Quarter, Letters of Accommodation.

Watertown Police Department: Coler-Williams Award (top award at the Law Enforcement Training Academy). 2003 Officer of the Year (Optimist Club), 2005 Merit Award, 2006 Watertown Police Department Officer of the Year, Community Service Award, Perfect Attendance Award, 2007 Officer of the Year (Optimist Club), 2007 VFW Officer of the Year, Numerous Letters of Appreciation.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Watertown Healthy Youth, Lake Area Child Protection Team, Lake Area Interagency Team, Drug Endangered Coalition, School District Strategic Planning Social Committee, Mentoring Steering Committee, Tobacco Free Coalition, Critical Incident Stress Management Team, Kiwanis Club, Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) Board, Fraternal Order of Police, Project Safe Childhood, Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors and the WPD Budget Committee.