Captain Kelley

I started my career in law enforcement in 1991 at the Greenville County Detention Center. I quickly moved to a transport officer in 1992. I received several accommodations for assisting in saving the lives of several inmates.

In 1993 I was hired by Greer Police Department under Chief Dean Crisp. I graduated from the SC Criminal Justice Academy in October of 1993. From 1993 to 1997 I worked as a field training officer, shift supervisor, and was officer of the month in 1995.

In 1997 I left law enforcement to go into business with my father-in-law. Though I was content with a normal job, I still had a desire to be in law enforcement. After almost six years of debating, I decided to get back into law enforcement as a police officer.

In 2002 I applied with Travelers Rest Police Department and was hired by Chief Tim Christy. My certification had expired, so I went back through the SCCJA for a second time and I graduated in October of 2002.

In 2003 I left Travelers Rest Police Department and was offered a position with Landrum Police Department for higher pay, benefits, and closer to home. I quickly was promoted to Sergeant and made officer of the year in 2004. I enjoyed my time with Landrum but my heart was in Travelers Rest and was offered a position again with Travelers Rest.

In June of 2005 I was hired by Travelers Rest Police Department under Chief Tim Christy for a second time. I was promoted to Sergeant over patrol in August of 2005. I received officer of the year in 2009. I served as patrol Sergeant for seven years, until 2012 when I accepted the position of Detective. I worked as Detective for five years from 2012 to 2017. In 2017 I was made officer of the year for the third time in my career and was promoted to Captain.

As Captain, I will do my best to lead this department along with Chief Ford to make this department the best place to work and this community the greatest place to live.

Thank You,
Tim Kelley