Monthly Speakers

Chief Tim Lentz, Chief of Police, City of Covington

Tim Lentz grew up in Mandeville but now calls Covington his home. He started his law enforcement career at the young age of 20 patrolling the streets of western St. Tammany Parish for the Sheriff’s Office. He proceeded through the ranks of the Sheriff’s Office holding such titles as Detective, Fleet Manager, Patrol Supervisor, Asset Forfeiture Director, Commander of the Narcotics Division, Crime Lab Director, Captain over Detective Division, Patrol Commander, Deputy Chief, and in 2011 Sheriff Strain promoted Tim to Chief Deputy, the highest ranking position at the Sheriff’s Office. Up until his retirement in 2013, Tim oversaw the day to day operations of the Sheriff’s Office, with 750 employees and a 60 million dollar budget.

Upon his retirement in 2013 from the Sheriff’s Office, Tim was one of 16 people who applied for the Chief of Police for the City of Covington. After going through an exhaustive process, in October of 2013, Mayor Mike Cooper selected Tim as his new Chief of Police.

Tim is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico Virginia. He also holds an undergraduate and master of criminal justice degrees from Loyola University, where he also serves as an adjunct professor of criminal justice. Tim currently sits on the boards of directors for the Children’s Advocacy Center and Habitat for Humanity. He is an advisory board member of STOPS (St. Tammany Outreach for the Prevention of Suicide). He has previously served a variety of other community boards ranging from the YMCA, United Way, and St. Peter’s School Board, just to name a few.

He is married for the last 20 years to Suzanne and they have two beautiful daughters, Alex and Sydney that attend SSA.

Date: May 15, 2014

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Place: Grace Disciples of Christ Church
975 Hwy 190 Service Road, Covington, LA 70433

Free event for first-time guests.
Members pay $5 meeting fee.

If you plan on staying for the optional lunch, please RSVP. You can either pay online or at the meeting. Lunch costs just $5!


May sponsor to be announced

Sponsors can sign-up here (must be a WIP member to sponsor).

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Tracy Moseley, NAMI
Celeste Hart and Lisa McKenzie, event organizers for You Night
Poppy Tooker, Food personality, culinary teacher and author
Erica Morgan, MSW, LCSW
May 2013: Pemmie Sheasby, Oil & Vinegar
April 2013: Brister Stephens, Investment Advisor
March 2013: Women's History Month Skit
February 2013: Dr. Catherine Wilbert, ND
January 2013: Cari Roy, New Orleans Psychic
January 2013: Mike Slifer, Tigertown Sites
November 2012: Rev. Bonnie Simerly
September 2012: Women Writers of Children’s Books
August 2012: Susan Bonnett, Northshore Community Foundation
June 2012: W "Bill" Morgan Sims, Business Solutions 4U
May 2012: Ellen LaRocca, The Body Works Center
April 2012: Willie Paretti, HOYST
March 2012: Dian Lusher, DYNEL, Inc.
January 2012: Kay Morrison, The Occasional Wife
November 2011: Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President
October 2011: Davis Brister, Merrill Lynch