In 2013, Dr. Timothy Gillette concluded a highly decorated 36 year law enforcement career with the Broward Sheriff’s Office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Between 1977 and 1988, he served as a road patrol officer and supervisor serving the Broward County community. From 1988 through 1990, he served as the commander in the Training Division and designed the agency’s training curriculum. Between 1990 and 1998, he served as the Commander of the BSO Community Services Division, the Police Chief for the Town of Pembroke Park and the City of Weston. Upon being promoted to Major in 1998, he served as a regional operations director where he was responsible for overseeing five districts that provided law enforcement services to Dania Beach, Pembroke Park, Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale Airport, and Central Broward.
In 2003, Dr. Gillette was appointed as the Director for the BSO Institute for Criminal Justice Studies where he designed and taught the agency’s Supervisory Leadership Academy and Executive Leadership Program, which were conducted in partnership with Florida International University and Nova Southeastern University. In 2008, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and served as the Executive Director for BSO’s Department of Professional Standards, which included Internal Affairs, Staff Inspections and Accreditation, and Human Resources. In 2011 he was promoted to Colonel and served as the Executive Director for the agency’s Department of Law Enforcement where he was responsible for directing the agency’s law enforcement mission in providing police services to 14 municipalities and 4 county governmental jurisdictions that included the Fort Lauderdale Airport, Port Everglades, the Broward County Courthouse, and unincorporated Broward County.
Today, Dr. Gillette teaches various supervisory and leadership classes to help public safety professionals reach their highest potential. He has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Florida, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from St. Thomas University, and a doctoral degree in both Organizational Leadership and Higher Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police. He currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at Nova Southeastern University.