December 7 – 10, 2021
Charlotte Convention Ctr.


Join us on Wednesday, December 8 for Emergency Response Day at the ITS America Annual Meeting. Emergency Response Day will showcase technologies enabling emergency response and highlight the ongoing needs and challenges emergency responders face on our roadways. Emergency response is a never-ending mission to increase the personal safety of responders and the traveling public they serve, and to ensure the mobility for people and goods. The convergence of responders and the transportation technology industry at ITS America 2021 is an opportunity to collaborate on these shared goals and to continue to improve the transportation system.

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Highlights include:

  • Connected first responder safety demos and technology displays hosted by NCDOT
  • North Carolina Ret. Fire Chief Timothy Hayworth who lost his police officer son in an October 2021 struck-by incident while working a crash scene.
  • Opportunity to hear from Jennifer Homendy, Chairperson of the NTSB, on safety and equity; as well as city DOTs around the country who will be discussing climate change and natural disasters
  • Sessions on improvements and innovative solutions for Traffic Incident Management

Tim Hayworth is a 34 year law enforcement veteran who began his career as a Deputy Sheriff in Ohio in 1987.  He retired July 2020 after serving 20 years as Police Chief in the Raleigh, NC suburb of Zebulon.  Hayworth previously served as the Police Chief in Lillington, NC and several years as a supervisor in the Fayetteville Police Department.  Hayworth has worked not only as an administrator but has also supervised and worked in Patrol, Major Crimes, Property Crimes, Narcotics, Juvenile Crimes, Internal Affairs and Media Relations.

After retiring from local government, Hayworth went to NCDMV in December of 2020 and serves as the Director of Training and Development.  In this capacity he oversees the Training Divisions of License and Theft, School Bus and Traffic Safety, Staff Development and The Virtual Training Section.   Currently Hayworth also oversees the Strategy, Planning and Research Section which includes Traffic Crash and Bulk Data.

Hayworth has an Associate’s Degree in Police Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.  He has attended numerous Training Classes and Conferences including graduating from the 43rd Administrative Officer’s Management Program at NC State University.

Hayworth has served as a guest or adjunct instructor at Wake Technical College, Fayetteville Community College, Pitt Community College, Wilson Community College, Wayne Community College, Guilford Community College, The North Carolina Justice Academy, and has lectured at numerous conferences and seminars.  Hayworth has traveled to the country of Bangladesh with the US Department of Justice where he trained members of their National Police Department. Hayworth has also traveled to eight police agencies in the Metro Manila (Philippians), and the country of Thailand area to train their National Police Officers.  Specialty areas of instruction are: Police Management Practices, First Line Supervision, Internal Affairs Investigations, Background Investigations, Recruitment and Retention of Police Personnel, Dealing with Problem Employees, Public Information Training (Media Relations), Instructor Certification, and Telecommunicator Certification.  

Hayworth is a Past President of the NC Chief’s of Police Association and served for ten years on the NC Education, Training and Standards Commission.  Hayworth was the Commission Chair upon his retirement.

Hayworth lives in Zebulon, North Carolina with his wife Kellie, together they have four sons and are active in several ministries at Faith Baptist Church.   Chief Hayworth enjoys hunting and fishing and plays the guitar and mandolin in the Gospel/Bluegrass band “Acoustic Grace”.