The People Behind Dallas County: Tim Roses

This story is part of the Dallas County Messenger’s series showcasing the people serving Dallas County. Tim Roses is a Government Letter of Authority (GLOA)-Commissioned Security Officer in the Marshal Service / Building Security Department

Tim Roses, GLOA-Commissioned Security Officer

Assistant Chief Jose Munoz says, “Tim is our senior security officer and has served Dallas County for 25 years. He is a very kind officer who seeks to do his best each day. His knowledge of county building operations and his dedication to helping citizens makes him an invaluable asset to Dallas County.” Read the Dallas County Messenger’s conversation with Tim below.

Explain your specific role at Dallas County. 

As part of the original building-security component of the Dallas County Marshal Service / Building Security Department, my primary responsibilities concern the safety and security of county assets, including all human and physical capital. My service extends to members of the general public who conduct business in or on facilities operated by or with Dallas County.

Who or what at Dallas County motivates you to get out of bed each day? 

Great motivators include the opportunity to be of service to Dallas County and its citizens and the satisfaction of the potential to help someone by making a positive influence on his or her life.

What would Dallas County constituents be pleasantly surprised to learn about your department or the services it provides? 

Most members of the public and a number of county employees are unaware of our department’s law enforcement component. For roughly six years, our department has employed Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)-certified peace officers among our ranks. 

What accomplishments are you most proud of? 

I’m most proud of twenty-five years’ worth of relationships cultivated with county employees and the public. The individuals I’ve encountered all come from many backgrounds and each has a unique personality and story to share. I’m proud that I’m well regarded by many for performing my duties well and going above and beyond my call of duty.

What’s an example of a creative solution your department deployed to improve a Dallas County process or help a Dallas County constituent? 

Security and law enforcement allows little leeway for creativity, as many procedures must be strictly adhered to for legal- and liability-related reasons. Because of this, our emphasis on fair and equal application of the law and rules are at the forefront of our minds when dealing with each situation.

What is your favorite part of working for Dallas County?

I enjoy interacting with all county employees and constituents. Over the years, I have met and come to know many county employees of all ranks and many members of the public who routinely conduct business with the county. 

This conversation is edited for clarity.