HCSDA Executive Board
Detective Tim Chmielewski began his career at the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in 1990 as a Detention Deputy. In 1995, Tim was promoted to Deputy Sheriff and was assigned to the Adult Detention Division. After he was transferred to the Court Security Unit, he was selected to be one of the original deputies assigned to provide security at the Hennepin County welfare buildings. Tim was later assigned to the Civil Unit and then the Warrant unit.
While assigned to the Warrant Unit, Tim worked on the streets serving arrest warrants. During this time, he was working in the Extradition Office where he was in charge of arranging the return of inmates both to and from other states. While Tim was assigned to the Warrant Unit, he was on loan to the Federal Bureau of Investigations and was part of the Minnesota Fugitive Task Force. After returning to the Sheriff's Office, Tim was promoted to the rank of Detective. Tim is currently assigned to the Juvenile County Attorney’s Office.
Tim attended and received an Associate of Arts Degree from the Itasca Community College in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Tim also has as an Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the Minneapolis Community College.
Tim was elected Secretary of the Hennepin County Sheriff's Deputies Association in 2007. He has previously held the positon of Director of the Police Officer's Association of Minnesota, as well as the position of Vice President for the Detention Deputy Union in the early 1990s. Tim was also elected to the Minnesota Peace and Police Officer's Association Board of Directors in late 2018.
Tim is a single father of two girls, ages twenty and sixteen. He stays busy supporting his daughters while they grow into young adults. Even though both of his daughter can golf better than he can, Tim still enjoys getting out and spending time on the golf course. He also enjoys hunting, fishing and traveling.
"I would like to thank everyone for the support they are showing towards the Association. I understand that not everyone is going to be happy with every decision that is made by the board, but I can tell you that it has been our goal to improve our standing since day one. We have some lofty goals for 2018… We hope these past accomplishments will strengthen our position with the county board as well as our position within the law enforcement community. We will continue to fight for our members' rights and strive to provide the best legal protection to our members. I am looking forward to the challenges of 2018, serving as your President."
Since: January 2018 | Expires: January 2020