Assistant Sheriff Tim Kelly has lived and worked in the Las Vegas community most of his life and has been policing for more than 25 years.
After graduating from Clark High School in 1985, Tim enlisted in the United States Air Force was a member of the Security Forces. Shortly after leaving the military, he returned home and joined the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in 1990.
During his rise through the ranks at Metro, Tim headed up the Academy, PSU, and Recruiting as a sergeant. As a lieutenant, Tim worked in the Traffic Bureau’s Fatal and Hit and Run Details and Training Section, the Internal Affairs Bureau and as Sheriff Douglas Gillespie’s Admin Lieutenant.
After being promoted to captain in 2013, he became the commanding officer of the Southeast Area Command and a few years later transferred to the Organizational Development bureau where he oversaw the Academy and training for the department. In July 2015, Tim was promoted to Deputy Chief of the Professional Standards Division, where he directed Human Resources, Labor Relations and Training. Tim has served in his current role since July 2016 and oversees all of Law Enforcement Investigations and Support Group and its command staff.