Recognition for RCPD Captain

Captain Tim Hegarty

Captain Tim Hegarty

A Riley County Police official is getting national recognition. RCPD Administrative Captain Tim Hegarty has been inducted into the Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame. This nomination and induction comes after his role in forming what is now the department’ s use of evidence-based policing strategies.

According to a news release from RCPD, Captain Hegarty’s work along with Dr. Susan Williams of Kansas State University, her department and members of the Riley County Police Department’s Patrol Division have afforded the community proof that intelligence lead policing can have a positive effect on area crime. Department endeavors like  Initiative: Laser Point, a hot spot policing program, is listed as part of this research partnership.

The Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame is in association with the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy of George Mason University.

“I feel very fortunate to work with people who can takes anyone’s good idea and make it a success, especially the men and women of the RCPD’s Patrol Division.” –Captain Tim Hegarty