#ILEETALive with Tim Barfield

#ILEETALive with Tim Barfield

Recorded On 28 November 2023 at 7:00 (CST)

Episode Title: #ILEETALive with Tim Barfield

Hosts: Brian Hill, Todd Fletcher, Duane Wolfe

Guest: Tim Barfield, Retired Chief of Police

Recorded On: November 2023


Episode Overview

In this episode of #ILEETALive, our hosts Brian Hill, Todd Fletcher, and Duane Wolfe are joined by Tim Barfield, a retired Chief of Police with 42 years of service. The discussion covers a range of topics, including leadership in law enforcement, officer wellness, and the importance of training and mentorship.


Key Topics Discussed

  1. Introduction
    • Tim Barfield’s career background and retirement.
    • Current activities in retirement, including teaching for First Help and work in use-of-force expertise.
  2. Career Reflections
    • Tim’s journey in law enforcement, including the impact of ILEETA on his career.
    • The importance of staying current with training and being “progressive” in law enforcement.
  3. Leadership and Mentorship
    • The significance of loving and caring for officers, even during difficult times.
    • The role of mentorship in developing new officers and fostering a positive department culture.
    • Practical advice for new supervisors, trainers, and officers on leadership and continuous learning.
  4. Officer Wellness
    • Tim’s involvement with First H.E.L.P. and his advocacy for mental health and wellness in law enforcement.
    • The personal challenges officers face and the importance of vulnerability and open communication.
  5. Community and Service
    • The role of law enforcement in serving and protecting the community with compassion and humility.
    • Tim’s perspective on the evolving nature of law enforcement and the need to adapt to societal changes.
  6. Impact of Training
    • The benefits of attending the ILEETA conference and the connections and resources it provides.
    • How training and continuous education have been pivotal in Tim’s career and leadership style.

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