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Timothy M. Connolly

Timothy M. Connolly

Senior Lecturer



A Niagara alumnus, Prof. Connolly joined the faculty as a lecturer in the fall of 2007.  Currently, Prof. Connolly is responsible for teaching Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRJ 201) during the fall semester and Criminal Investigation (CRJ 397) in the spring.

Prof. Connolly is employed full-time as a Detective with the Town of Tonawanda Police Dept. and is certified by the State of New York as a general topics instructor, breath test operator, radar/lidar operator, Level I fire investigator and Level I fingerprint examiner.  While a uniformed patrol officer, Prof. Connolly often served as a field training officer and acting patrol supervisor.

In addition to his career in civilian law enforcement, Prof. Connolly previously served in the reserve components of the United States Army as a team leader, squad leader and senior instructor within the Military Police Corps.  Prior to becoming a police officer, Prof. Connolly was employed as a loss prevention investigator for Target Stores.

While laying the theoretical foundations for his students, Prof. Connolly strives to provide his students with “real world” examples of how the criminal justice functions in today’s society.  Through these illustrations, Prof. Connolly seeks to generate student interest in pursuing the myriad of criminal justice careers available to college graduates.

Educational Background

M.S. in Criminal Justice Administration, Niagara University

B.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Niagara University 

Erie County Central Police Services Law Enforcement Training Academy, Buffalo, NY

United States Army Reserve Military Police Academy, Ft. Dix, NJ