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  • Name: Timothy Hegarty

    Job Title: Chief Investigator

    Company Name: Department of the Prosecuting Attorney for the City and County of Honolulu

    Bio: Tim Hegarty served with the Riley County (KS) Police Department for 26 years, retiring as a Division Commander in February of 2021. 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. He played a key role in an experimental study assessing place-based policing that de-emphasized enforcement and in a quasi-experimental study evaluating the impact of procedural justice training on improving citizen perceptions of police legitimacy. He also led his agency's efforts in collaborating with researchers from George Mason University on a quasi-experimental assessment using nearly 7 years of follow-up data showing that the Riley County Police Department’s sustained place-based strategies reduced crime in targeted areas without displacement. He is a Certified Public Manager and holds an MBA. He currently serves as the Chief Investigator for the Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney.

    Bio 2: Hegarty championed problem-based learning in police recruit officer training, and in 2006, the Riley County Police Department became the first agency in Kansas to adopt the Police Training Officer (PTO) Program developed by the Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services Office. Hegarty also promoted the use of evidence-based crime reduction strategies, leading a hot-spots policing research project that earned his agency recognition with the 2013 IACP/Sprint Bronze Award for Excellence in Policing Research. In 2014, he was inducted into the Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame at George Mason University’s Center for Evidence Based Crime Policy, and in 2015, he was named a National Police Foundation Executive Fellow.