Belcher, Sr., Timothy
- Departments:Police Department
- Title:Deputy Police Chief
- Phone:(954) 497-4700
Deputy Chief Timothy Belcher Sr. began his career with the North Miami Police Department in December of 1992, retiring on April 10, 2020, as a Police Major after 27 years of service.
Deputy Chief Belcher began his new career path with the Lauderhill Police Department, April 27, 2020, overseeing the Operations Bureau.
Deputy Chief Belcher was born in Miami, Florida, raised by his grandmother in unincorporated Miami-Dade County. He attended Miami Northwestern Senior High School where he graduated in 1986. Deputy Chief Belcher attended college at West Virginia Institute of Technology, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Further continuance of his education he attended Florida International University, where he obtained his Master’s Degree in Public Administration.
Before becoming a police officer, Deputy Chief Belcher began his outreach to youths as a Miami-Dade County Public School teacher for two years.
As a police officer, he continued his outreach to the youths in Miami-Dade County, by mentoring teens in, and around the City of North Miami.
During his assignment as a School Resource Officer, Deputy Chief Belcher patrolled North Miami Middle and Senior High Schools. This is where he began as a mentor for the City of North Miami, Take Stock in Children and the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project, initiated by Congresswomen Federica Wilson.
Deputy Chief Belcher mentored and guided youths throughout the North Miami community with the objective of steering them towards being successful citizens by doing positive things.
Deputy Chief Belcher was one of the founders of the North Miami Police Athletic League, which gave the youths within North Miami Middle School and North Miami Senior High Schools the opportunity to engage in sporting events and build positive relationships with North Miami Police Officers.
His initiative to engage in the lives of young people has not only made a positive impact, but has touched the hearts and saved thousands of lives from drugs, crime, school dropouts and deaths. Some of the youths he has mentored have followed his footsteps by joining the Law Enforcement profession.
Deputy Chief Belcher continued his efforts towards building relationships, being a positive role model, and mentoring and saving lives through membership with:
- Liberty City Church of Christ, as the director of the youth ministry
- Omega Psi Fraternity, as a mentor to the youth in the “Lamp Lighters Program”
- The Police Athletic League of North Miami
- The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (South Florida Chapter) youth program, throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.
- Big Brothers and Big Sisters Program
- The Miami Dolphins “Football Unites Program”
- “Fathers Missing in Action” (MIA) Program
Deputy Chief Belcher looks forward to working with the City of Lauderhill, the community and members of the Police Department. He is grateful for the opportunity and will put his best foot forward learning things “the Lauderhill way” while imparting his experience and ideas.
Deputy Chief Belcher is a proud husband and father of three lovely children.
Deputy Chief Belcher looks forward to continuing as one of South Florida’s role models and mentors, and will continue his efforts towards guiding the youth and encouraging them to be successful and model citizens.