Timothy R. Villa, Sr., President and Founder of Data Research, Inc., has an Associates degree in Applied Sciences in Law Enforcement, a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and has successfully completed intensive investigative classes at the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation, and Scientific Content Analysis (SCAN). He is a certified instructor with the Ohio Peace Officer Training Council and the Ohio Private Security Training Program. In addition to completing these federal and state academia, he regularly attends professional schools related to the investigative and security industry.

His practical experience includes twenty years as a police officer, nine of those years as a line supervisor or department administrator, at which time he achieved investigative experience at the national and international level and eight years in the private sector as a loss prevention practitioner.

While employed as a lieutenant with the Walbridge (Ohio) Police Department, Mr. Villa was instrumental in the design, implementation and administration of a radio dispatching system, a college internship program and the first separation of juvenile/adult investigative units in Northwest Ohio.

During the 1990's, he successfully completed state and federal police grants for the Waterville Township (Ohio) Police Department.

As a public speaker, Mr. Villa has talked on a variety of topics related to the Private Investigative Industry and is available to talk to groups of all sizes.

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