2020 Opening Plenary

Keynote Speaker
Timothy Rountree, Detective, Mesquite Police Department

Timothy Rountree is a survivor of physical and sexual child abuse. As a detective with the Mesquite Police Department in Texas, he specializes in child abuse investigations and is assigned to the Child Abuse Unit in the Criminal Investigations Division. Rountree’s versed, real-world experience as both an investigator and survivor brings a unique understanding of the pains of abuse.

After earning his bachelor’s in Corporate Finance from Ouachita University, Rountree found his passion by working for his hometown police department and over his 11 year career has investigated over 1,000 cases involving aggravated sexual assault of a child, serial child rapist, homicides and human trafficking. Through his work as the lead investigator on many high-profile cases, Rountree has established himself as an expert in Dallas County.

Rountree is the recipient of numerous professional and community awards, including Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center’s Irish Burch Award and the Mesquite Police Department Officer of the Year for both 2017 and 2019. Detective Rountree and his wife have three young children.