Tim Burrows was selected to lead the National Law Enforcement Liaison Program (NLELP) in April 2019. Within this role, Burrows supports the nation’s 233 Law Enforcement Liaisons (LELs), who work for State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) to promote law enforcement agency engagement in traffic safety activities at the state and local level.
Burrows spent the first 25 years of his career as a sworn police officer with the Toronto Police Service, rising to the rank of Sergeant. He led the Traffic Services Communication Office during a period that saw a 35% reduction in traffic fatalities, with significant reductions in injury and collision categories. Burrows went on to build his own business specializing in helping law enforcement and public safety organizations communicate more effectively with the communities they serve. He has led presentations on the topic for law enforcement organizations small and large across the United States, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He also developed the first training program for law enforcement social media managers fully delivered online.
Burrows work furthers the NLELP's goals to enhance communications between LELs, support LEL professional development and provide technical assistance to LELs and SHSOs, spreading the message that traffic safety is public safety.