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Is there a leadership problem in law enforcement?

Doug sits down with Police1 Contributor Tim Barfield to talk about law enforcement leadership

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During the annual conference of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) in St. Louis, Policing Matters podcast co-host Doug Wyllie roamed the hallways and ran into countless law enforcement trainers and experts, some of whom were willing to sit down and talk about what they’re teaching and what they’re learning.

In this podcast segment, Doug sits down with Police1 Contributor Tim Barfield to talk about law enforcement leadership—specifically the failure of leadership to stand up for police officers following a critical incident.


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Lt. Thomas Kelly and another officer were shot while executing a search warrant in 2010
“I think there’s a potential for danger,” Sheriff Vern Warnke said. “I think there’s a chance for our criminal element to grasp what’s going on”
“This was a very dynamic, dangerous and fluid event, and all officers were focused on safely apprehending the fleeing suspect,” Chief Steve Mylett stated
“We need our legislators and elected officials to revisit this and raise the penalties for this, because it is so dangerous,” a PD official said