Tim Hegarty, MBA, Police Services Specialist
Captain Hegarty has served for the past 25 years with the Riley County Police Department in Manhattan, Kansas. The Riley County Police Department is a consolidated, accredited agency of 111 sworn officers and 109 non-sworn employees who are responsible for all law enforcement-related functions in Riley County. Captain Hegarty currently commands the agency’s Criminal Investigations Division, and he previously commanded the Patrol, Administration, and Support Divisions. Captain Hegarty has been involved with multiple experimental and quasi-experimental studies evaluating evidence-based policing practices and police legitimacy, including a randomized controlled study that earned the International Association of Chiefs of Police/Sprint Bronze Award for Excellence in Police Research. His work has been published in Police Chief Magazine, Journal of Intelligence and Analysis, and Police Practice and Research: An International Journal.
Captain Hegarty wrote the curriculum for the first Police Training Officer Program in the state of Kansas, and he is a Level II Certified Instructor in Problem-Based Learning. He is a member of the Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame at George Mason University’s Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy and an Executive Fellow with The National Police Foundation. Captain Hegarty earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from Benedictine College, and he is a Certified Public Manager through the University of Kansas Public Management Center. Captain Hegarty is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.