Friday, December 13, 2013

Announcing My Retirement

After having the privilege of serving the citizens of St. Louis County for more than 30 years, I have notified the Board of Police Commissioners of my intent to retire in February 2014. 
It’s been said that the best time to leave is when you still love what you are doing.  That’s how I can describe my entire career.  Retiring from this position was not an easy decision. However, I’ve been given an incredible opportunity to start my own public safety consulting group.  My family and I are looking forward to the next part of our lives in the world of private business.
I truly believe that the men and women serving at the St. Louis County Police Department are the best in the nation.  Due to their hard work, crime in the past five years is at historical lows.  It has been an honor to work side-by-side with these professionals since 1983 and to have served as their Chief since 2009.  We have worked hard to internally develop many well-qualified commanders that can easily take the helm of this proud agency. 
Finally, I want to personally thank the Board of Police Commissioners, County Executive, County Council and the people of St. Louis County for allowing me to serve for so many years.      
Colonel Tim Fitch, Chief of Police


  1. It was a privilege to work under your leadership, Chief. Wishing you all the best in your new endeavour.

  2. Thank you for your service in protecting all of us in St. Louis County. Thank you for keeping us fenton kids in line in the 80's & 90's. thanks for looking out for the young people in our society..Enjoy the new time on your hands

  3. Thank You Cheif Fitch, St. Louis County is a better place because of you're service. Fare thee well My friend in you're new endevors. God Speed.
    john schmiemeier

  4. Chief, It has been a pleasure to work for you. You will be greatly missed. Even though you will be in the private sector now, rest assured that we will always have your back!!!!!!!!!!!!


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