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363 Championing Change from Within with Congressional Candidate Tim Alexander

Monday 15th July 2024
FYD EPISODE 363 Tim Alexander

On this episode of Christopher Lochhead: Follow Your Different, we interview a seasoned law enforcement officer and congressional candidate, Tim Alexander.

Tim Alexander shares his inspiring journey from a challenging childhood to a distinguished career in law enforcement, driven by a pivotal encounter with police misconduct and his grandfather’s wise advice. They discuss Tim’s dedication to rewriting police policies, advocating for smarter funding and training, and his stance on gun control. Tim emphasizes his commitment to practical, moderate policies focused on public safety, affordability, and job creation, aiming to serve his community effectively.

So if you want to hear his insights on law enforcement and his plans as a congressional representative, take a seat and let’s dive right in.

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Tim Alexander’s Journey: From Adversity to Advocacy

Tim’s story is one of resilience and determination. Growing up in a poor family, he worked hard to support himself and his family. His journey took a significant turn when he decided to pursue higher education, despite financial constraints. This decision led him to an unexpected path in law enforcement, driven by a pivotal encounter with police misconduct.

Tim credits his grandfather, Doc Plummer, for inspiring him to pursue a career in law enforcement and make a difference from within. His grandfather’s advice to become a police officer to effect change from the inside was a turning point in Tim’s life.

Rewriting Police Policies: Smarter Funding and Training

One of the key themes they discussed was the true cost of policing. Tim emphasized that the cost of bringing a new officer on board goes beyond their starting salary. It includes training, equipment, and other expenses that are often overlooked.

Tim highlighted the importance of having mental health response teams to handle non-violent mental health calls. He emphasized that police officers are not always the best-equipped to handle such situations and that having trained professionals can lead to better outcomes.

Tim Alexander on Gun Control: A Balanced Approach

Tim’s stance on gun control is balanced and pragmatic. He supports the Second Amendment and the right to own guns but advocates for sensible gun laws, particularly regarding assault weapons. He emphasizes that these weapons are designed for war and have no place on the streets of America.

Tim also discussed the role of law enforcement in advocating for sensible gun laws. He expressed frustration that police associations do not take a stronger stance against assault weapons, despite the dangers they pose to officers.

To hear more from Tim Alexander and what he has done for law enforcement and his plans in the future, download and listen to this episode.

Bio

Tim Alexander, a New Jersey native, has dedicated his life to public service. After experiencing racial profiling, he pursued a 27-year career in law enforcement, rising to Detective Captain at the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Motivated by a commitment to community trust and safety, he earned a B.S. and M.B.A. from Drexel University and a J.D. from Rutgers University. Transitioning to law, Tim worked as a Major Trials Prosecutor and in the Civil Rights Unit in Philadelphia. Now in private practice, he focuses on Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination law. Tim is a lifelong Democrat, committed to serving his community.

For more information, visit Tim Alexander for Congress.

Links

Campaign Website |  X (formerly Twitter)  | Facebook

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