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Tim Schilling - Irvine Police Department’s Newest Sergeant


On Tuesday May 17, 2011, Chief Maggard swore in Tim Schilling in a promotion ceremony in the Emergency Operations Center. This promotion fills the vacancy created by the recent promotion of Lieutenant Bill Whalen. 


Sergeant Schilling is a 16-year veteran to law enforcement.  He began his career as a Police Officer with the Los Angeles Police Department in 1995 where he worked as a patrol officer in the West Los Angeles and Harbor Divisions.  In 1998, he promoted to Detective in the Narcotics Division where he continued to work until he transferred to the Irvine Police Department in 2000.


As an Irvine officer, Sergeant Schilling worked assignments in Patrol Operations as a Field Training Officer and an Area Traffic Officer.  He also worked as a Burglary Detective in Investigations and as a Crisis Negotiator (CNT). Most recently, Sergeant Schilling was an Assistant Team Leader for CNT.  


Sgt Schilling has received several awards throughout his law enforcement career including the prestigious California Peace Officer Association’s Award for Ethical Courage in 2001, a Unit Commendation as a Field Training Officer in 2006, and a Community Policing Award in 2008 for his work as the first Area Traffic Officer in the Crossroads area.


Sergeant Schilling holds an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from Harbor Community College in Wilmington and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Arts from the California State University, Long Beach.