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March 11, 2009 > Police Officer of the Year

Police Officer of the Year

Submitted By Lou Horyza

The Milpitas Knights of Columbus Council is pleased to announce that they will honor Officer Tim Campbell as the 2009 Milpitas Police Officer of the Year on Saturday, March 21 at St. John the Baptist, Pavalkis Hall 279 South Main Street in Milpitas.

Officer Campbell joined the Milpitas Police Department in April of 1999, and he is a graduate of the University of San Francisco. His bachelor degree is in Public Administration with an emphasis in Law Enforcement Leadership.

In the past nine years, Officer Campbell has worked in the field in Patrol Services and as a diligent Fraud Detective in the Investigations Bureau. He is currently assigned as an Auto Theft Investigator in the Traffic Safety Unit.

Besides his full-time assignments, Officer Campbell has the additional responsibilities of being a Vehicle Operations Instructor, a Field Training Officer, and a SWAT Team member with the unique specialty of being a highly trained sniper. Most recently, he was selected as a Firearms Instructor.

Officer Tim Campbell excels at making important decisions in stressful situations where immediate proper tactical decisions result in safe and successful outcomes.

In 2005, Officer Campbell received the department's Top Gun award for his firearms proficiency and marksmanship. In 2006, Officer Campbell received the California Highway Patrol's award for auto theft investigations based on the number of stolen vehicles he recovered. In 2008, he modified his assignment for several months to participate in an internal task force comprised of specialized officers targeting an array of crimes such as thefts from automobiles and commercial burglaries while still handling his regular duties. Officer Campbell actively participates in the department's Leadership Training Course where he utilizes the opportunity to develop himself as well as contribute to the future of the police department.

As the current Auto Theft Investigator, he continues to combat auto thefts through a variety of covert and non-covert means and utilizes his prior experience as a detective to gather seemingly minor clues in order to produce significant investigative leads and to work with law enforcement agencies throughout the bay area to attack auto thefts from a regional perspective. Tim led the police department's 2008 auto theft suppression efforts, contributing substantially to the 8% reduction Milpitas saw in stolen vehicles.

Saturday, March 21
7 p.m.
St. John the Baptist Parish
279 South Main St., Milpitas
(408) 263-8779

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