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Tim Barfield

Tim Barfield is in his 35th year as a police officer. He started as a police officer in a rural village before transferring to an inner ring suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. He spent 32 years in that department gaining experience in many areas of police work. In 2014, he accepted a position as police chief for another department. He is a husband, father and grandfather who has a love for police work and police officers with a goal of helping them succeed in a great profession. His responsibilities and desires have included patrol, traffic, DARE, SWAT, training and supervision. He is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association. He continues to learn and instruct on subjects with an emphasis on awareness, police survival mindset and ethics.

Leadership: What It Is Not

The foundations of being a good leader always starts with accepting the responsibility to lead yourself and with being willing to be led.

Leadership Starts with You

Complaining about leadership is easy but leadership itself is hard, if it wasn’t everyone would be good at it.

To Protect and Serve

Many departments have motto's but the most famous description of what we do is the motto “To Protect and Serve”.

Words Have Consequences

The people who are pushing the message that law enforcement is systematically racist have created a deadly environment for police officers.

You Don’t Have To Be Right; You Have To Be Reasonable

Part of the problem is that we don’t share with or educate the public how hard use of force situations are. Partly because we face these situations every day and accept them and partly because we don’t explain that part of our job very well, either in reports or to the public.

Black Lives Matter To The Thin Blue Line

The narrative being portrayed by the liberal media, BLM and the man that holds the Office of the President is that police are shooting black Americans because they consider them no more important than dogs.

Avoiding The Detour Of Social Justice Advocates And Politicians In Police Training

When I first became a police officer, you were only required to attend a forty hour course to perform your duties and then obtain the rest of your training within the first year.

Martin Luther King Jr. And Black Lives Matter

MLK had a dream to share but it is not the same dream as BLM. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man of faith and principles something BLM would do well to study.

The Romans 13 Warrior

“For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.” – Romans 13:4 The last couple of years have […]