Timothy Davis is a Police Officer with the Sacramento Police Department. Tim began his law enforcement career as a Deputy Sheriff with the Yuba County Sheriffs Office in 1997, where he was assigned as a custody deputy in the Yuba County Jail. In 1998 Tim was hired by the Sacramento Police Department and attend the Sacramento Police Academy, graduating in March of 1999. Tim has worked several assignments in the Department, including Patrol, Traffic Enforcement, and DUI Enforcement. Tim has served as a Field Training Officer since 2007 and a Department Instructor since 2008.
Tim became certified as a RADAR and LIDAR instructor and then developed, obtained POST certification for, and instructs a combined RADAR / LIDAR course. Tim developed expertise in DUI enforcement and became a certified instructor in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST). Tim also became a certified Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) and a DRE Instructor. Tim has taught numerous traffic-related courses, including SFST, Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), RADAR / LIDAR as well as the Traffic Enforcement Learning Domain at the Sacramento Police Department. Tim ran the Departments Office of Traffic Safety grant for several years, including supervising traffic and DUI enforcement officers and organizing and carrying out the Departments rigorous DUI Checkpoint schedule.
Tim has frequently led his Department in DUI arrests and has received fifteen awards from the Mothers Against Drug Driving for his work in arresting impaired drivers. Tim was also honored with the California Office of Traffic Safety’s 2010 Award for Traffic Safety Excellence for his work in improving traffic safety in California. Tim received the Sacramento Police Departments Life Saving Award in 2005 for saving the life of a child while working in South Sacramento. Tim received a Department Unit Citation as part of the traffic enforcement team in 2004.
Tim felt an early call to represent his fellow officers and was elected to the Sacramento Police Officers Association’s Board of Directors in 2001. In 2003 Tim was elected as Association Secretary, where he served until 2006. Tim remained active in his Association and was elected President of the Sacramento Police Officers Association in 2015 and was reelected as President in 2017. In 2015 Tim was appointed to the PORAC Board of Directors as Director at Large. In 2017 Tim was appointed as a trustee to the PORAC Retiree Medical Trust (RMT). In 2018 Tim was elected to serve as Treasurer of PORAC. Tim also serves on the California Peace Officers Memorial Foundation (CPOMF) Board and is a founding member of the United Coalition of Public Safety (UCOPS).
Tim has a bachelor’s degree in history and geology from Brigham Young University. Tim has a Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Tim is an active member of the California Bar. Tim comes from a law enforcement family. His father is a retired Sacramento Police Officer and his son recently completed the Sacramento Police Academy and is currently working for the department as a CSO. Tim is an Eagle Scout and volunteers with his local scout troop. Tim has been married to his wife, April for over twenty-three years and is the father of five. Tim enjoys hiking and being in the outdoors.