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Tim Stanley
Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Inspector Timothy Stanley began his career with the United States Navy in 1987 where he ultimately served at the Naval Training Center in Orlando, Florida developing training programs and serving as a law enforcement instructor. During his time with the military he was recruited by the Gulfport Mississippi Police Department/Harrison County Sheriff’s office as Reserve Police officer to serve as a task force narcotics officer.


In 1998 Inspector Stanley joined the Orlando Police Department where he served in the Patrol Division, Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation, the K-9 Unit and Special Operations. During his tenure at OPD he also served 18 years as a SWAT operator, as well as an Assistant Team Leader in the Assault component. He was heavily involved in the PULSE mass shooting incident in Orlando in 2016.


Upon retirement from OPD, Inspector Stanley joined FDLE as an instructor. At FDLE he focuses on active shooter, LEO ambush, and all other aspects of law enforcement safety and training practices. He is a Subject Matter Expert in Solo Response to Active Shooter.  Inspector Stanley also serves as FDLE’s Special Operations Team Commander.  Inspector Stanley is the recipient of numerous commendations and awards to include the Senior Naval Sailor of the Year, Police Officer of the Year, Commissioner’s Award; FDLE, Medal of Valor; National Tactical Officers Association and the Florida Governor’s Medal of Heroism.


Inspector Stanley is married to his wife, Sabrina. He has three children and three grandchildren.

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