Lawrenceville names finalist for chief of police

Capt. Tim Wallis of the Lawrenceville Police Department has been named the sole finalist for the chief of police position following an extensive nationwide search. More than 60 resumes were received from across 15 states and five federal agencies. The city considered both internal and external candidates and elected to promote from within, elevating Wallis from captain to chief after serving the department in progressive leadership roles over the last two decades.

City Manager Chuck Warbington said, “Tim Wallis was chosen for his leadership in the department and in the community. The unique combination of education, diplomacy, relationships and respect from his peers made him the most qualified and abled candidate to lead our public safety operations moving forward.”

Wallis comes to the position with more than 20 years of experience serving the Lawrenceville community and nearly 30 in the law enforcement field. With 72 sworn officers in the department, Wallis’ new duties as police chief will focus on crime prevention, criminal investigation, officer training, special operations, civilian personnel and emergency response. Wallis will begin his new responsibilities on March 16.