Tim Alexander is a former Detective Captain with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office in Mays Landing, New Jersey, where he led the Criminal Investigation Section. His journey into law enforcement was catalyzed by a deeply unsettling experience of being racially profiled by the police. It was his grandfather who, recognizing the systemic issues within the police force, encouraged Tim to join law enforcement to instigate meaningful change from within. Taking this advice to heart, Tim dedicated his career to transforming the relationship between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.
He focused on innovative projects that offered alternative solutions to community issues, aiming to rebuild and enhance public trust in the police. His commitment to justice didn’t stop at the state lines; Tim also served as a Major Trials Prosecutor for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. During his tenure there, he was an active member of the Philadelphia Youth Aid Panel, further extending his impact on community relations.
Eventually, Tim transitioned from government service to private practice, bringing his wealth of experience to his current role as “Of Counsel” for Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A., where he specializes in civil rights matters. His multifaceted career, deeply influenced by personal experiences and family guidance, has equipped him with a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing our legal system today.
“Politics should never be reduced to a mere team sport, where winning or losing is the ultimate goal. The stakes are far too high, as the decisions made by our elected leaders have a profound and lasting impact on the lives of everyday people. This is why it’s crucial to elect representatives who have lived experiences that resonate with those of their constituents. By doing so, we can ensure that the voices of the people are not just heard but genuinely understood and acted upon. In a democracy, the role of an elected official is not to score points for a political party but to serve as a conduit for the needs, aspirations, and challenges of the community they represent.”
– Tim Alexander