Chief of Police
Timothy L. Damon
Chief Damon was born and raised in York County, Pennsylvania. He attended Dover Area High School and then went to Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) where he majored in Criminology. Chief Damon graduated with Cum Laude honors from IUP in 2000. July 2002 he was hired by York Area Regional Police Department and attended the 82nd Harrisburg Area Community College Police Academy achieving several awards. While working at the Police Department he attended Shippensburg University where he graduated with a Masters of Science degree in Administration of Justice in 2009. He also completed the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.
Chief Damon held various positions in the Police Department before being appointed to Chief of Police: Officer, Corporal, Sergeant, Acting Chief of Police. He has served as the Department’s Taser Instructor, Expandable Baton Instructor, Firearms Instructor, and has had extensive training in accident reconstruction. Chief Damon started with the York County Quick Response Team in January 2006 until February 2016. Through his ten years on the Quick Response Team he started as an entry operator, assistant team leader, team leader and then being named the Tactical Commander in December 2014. He left the Quick Response Team as the Tactical Commander upon his appointment as Chief of Police.
In his spare time Chief Damon enjoys camping, fishing and hunting. He has coached football for many years, and enjoys the challenges and life lessons that sports teach young people. Chief Damon is married to his wife, Erin, and they have four children; 3 boys and 1 girl.