Inspector Timothy Heier began his career as a police officer with the Milwaukee Police Department on March 18, 1991. He was promoted to the rank of Detective in 1999 and served 9 years in the Homicide Division. He was promoted to Lieutenant of Detectives in 2009 and held supervisory positions in the Criminal Investigation Bureau, Organized Crime Division, and at Districts Two and Seven. From 2011 to 2014, he served as a supervisor in the Crisis Negotiation Unit that responded to incidents involving barricaded armed suspects and hostage situations.
Inspector Heier was promoted to Captain in 2014 and has commanded the Internal Affairs Division, the Investigation and Intelligence Bureau, responsible for all criminal investigations in Districts 1, 2, 3, and 6 and commanded District Five of the Neighborhood Patrol Bureau. District Five is located on the North side of Milwaukee and is comprised of a 7.7 square mile area with a district population of nearly 60,000 residents.
On June 22, 2018, Captain Heier was promoted the level of Inspector.
Inspector Heier graduated Summa Cum Laude from Concordia University Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration. He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, session 253, in Quantico, Virginia and the Police Executive Research Forum - Senior Management Institute of Police (SMIP), Session 65, in Boston, Massachusetts. He also has special training from the Northwestern University Supervision of Police Personnel, the International Association of Chiefs of Police Leadership in Police Organizations and the Department of Justice - Division of Criminal Investigation, Death Investigation School. Inspector Heier received the Department’s Unit Service Award for his work in the Homicide Division in 2009.