COLLINSVILLE, IL -- Illinois State Police (ISP) District 11 Interim Commander, Lieutenant Timothy Tyler, received the Public Servant Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on Sunday, October 9, 2016. Lieutenant Tyler was unanimously selected by the East St. Louis Branch of the NAACP to receive the award for his contributions to the Greater East St. Louis Community.
The Public Servant Award was embossed with the words “Game Changer” to acknowledge Lieutenant Tyler’s efforts to build relationships with the East St. Louis community through youth and adult programs designed to bring residents together with law enforcement officers. Lieutenant Tyler has been instrumental in implementing programs such as Midnight Basketball, Kids Read, and Real Men Read. His efforts quickly received the support of the community and left an indelible impression on the lives of its citizens. Lieutenant Tyler’s tireless efforts are working to change the perception of police officers in the community.