Tim Dilday

Roles & History

Major Dilday began his career with the Kinston Police Department in 1995 as a Patrol Officer.  During his tenure with the City of Kinston he has been assigned to various positions and currently serves as the Major of the Investigations Division which encompasses the General Investigations Unit, Crime Lab Unit, and the Narcotics Unit.

During his tenure with the Kinston Police Department, Major Dilday has fulfilled the following assignments and roles:

  • Patrol Officer, Sergeant, Captain
  • Field Training Officer
  • Narcotics Detective, Sergeant
  • Special Response Unit Sergeant
  • General Investigations Sergeant, Captain
  • Crisis/Hostage Negotiator 


Major Dilday is a 1994 graduate of East Carolina University and holds a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice.  Major Dilday maintains a general as well as two Specialty Instructor Certifications from the North Carolina Department of Justice, Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and serves as an adjunct instructor at Lenoir Community College.