Timothy Roufa Expertise: Criminology Title: Chief Technology Officer Education: Florida State University Location: Tallahassee, Florida Highlights Certified general law enforcement, firearms, first aid, vehicle operations, defensive tactics, and human diversity instructorHolds the rank of Major and Chief Technology Officer for the largest statewide law enforcement agency in FloridaServed as an Assistant Chief Training Officer and a police academy instructor Experience Tim is a former writer for The Balance covering criminology. He contributed his law enforcement expertise through over 200 written articles over more than five years.In his more than 14 years of law enforcement, training, and management experience, Tim has worked closely with all facets of the criminal justice system.He has held several different positions as he increased in rank, having served as a road patrol officer, Traffic Homicide Investigator, first-line field supervisor, and manager of supervisory personnel.He is an instructor certified in firearms, first aid, defensive tactics, human diversity, and driving skills.Roufa has also served as the recruitment coordinator for his agency, gaining firsthand knowledge of the hiring practices and recruiting techniques of police agencies across the United States. Education Tim Roufa holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Florida State University. He also holds instructor certifications from the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, and several advanced training certificates in the areas of investigation and management. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.