Captain Timothy Kalkus born and raised in Bolton, Connecticut. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Norwich University and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army in 1987. He served four years on active duty with the 25th Light Infantry Division before being accepted into the University of Connecticut’s Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program. He completed his MPA degree in 1994 and joined the Los Angeles Police Department in January 1995.
He was first assigned to patrol and then the gang unit of Rampart Division. He was wheeled to Southwest Division in 1997 where he served as a patrol officer and gang officer. He was selected to Metropolitan Division as an element member in 2000, and remained there until his promotion to field sergeant in 2007. He was subsequently assigned to Harbor Division as a patrol supervisor and then the division’s training coordinator. In 2008, he received a Fulbright Scholarship and spent six months in London, England assigned to New Scotland Yard’s Leadership Academy.
Upon his return in 2009, he supervised the implementation of the Department’s Hydra Training Program. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2013, and proudly served as a Southeast Division Watch Commander. In 2014, he returned to Metropolitan Division as the Officer in Charge of Charlie Platoon and the Department’s Underwater Dive Unit. He remained there until his promotion to the rank of Captain where he assumed the duties of Commanding Officer, West Valley Area Patrol. He is currently assigned as the Commanding Officer of the Department’s Innovation Management Division.
Captain Kalkus is a graduate of the US Army Infantry Officers Advanced Course, US Army Combined Arms Service Staff School and US Army Command and General Staff College. Like many other members of the Los Angeles Police Department, he was recalled to active duty in support of the Global War on Terrorism. He was deployed to Iraq in 2005 and was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions during combat operations in the City of Mosul and Tal-Afar. He retired from the US Army after 25 years of active and reserve service. Captain Kalkus is a resident of Huntington Beach, California, where he lives with his wife Marla and their three children: Emilie, Hannah and Jack.