Ned M. Timmons, '70
Ned Timmons is president of L.S.S. Consulting, a security and investigative services company that he founded in 1991 after a long career in law enforcement.
At Hillsdale, Timmons majored in biology and belonged to the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. After graduation, Timmons served in the U.S. Army, 2nd Infantry Division, with tours of duty in Vietnam and Korea. While in Korea, he was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Detachment. He then worked for ten years as a police officer in Highland Park, Michigan, while waiting to join the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He also earned his master’s degree from Michigan State University and was in the midst of studying for a Ph.D. when the FBI appointed him in 1981.
Timmons served for nine years on an FBI SWAT team in national and international work with motorcycle gang and drug-related investigations, including the largest drug bust in U.S. history at the time. He spent one year in the Cayman Islands posing as a security advisor for a drug ring. Within the first six months of that assignment, he had indicted over 300 people and confiscated hundreds of thousands of pounds of marijuana. He also worked as a key undercover operative in the downfall and arrest of General Manuel Noriega, former dictator of Panama.
Timmons is certified in Homeland Security and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. He is married to Mary Timmons.