What do you get when you mix a Chief of Police with a singer? – Our Spring 2020 Keynote Speaker of course! The Missouri Public Safety Communications Conference is pleased to announce Tim Eggebraaten as the Keynote Speaker for our upcoming Spring Conference!
During his Keynote, Mr. Eggebraaten will talk (and sing) with us about keeping the harmony in our lives and finding that balance so that we can truly be successful in all aspects of our lives. He has spent many years performing as a one-man-band and will use the power of music during his presentation to inspire and move us.
About Tim Eggebraaten
Tim Eggebraaten has been a police officer since 1992 and had many different roles during his career with the Detroit Lakes, MN Police Department – DARE Instructor, Patrol Sergeant, Investigative Sergeant, K-9 Handler, and Chief of Police from 2011 – 2016. Tim retired from the DLPD in November 2016 after 24 ½ years in law enforcement and 3 years as a correctional officer in Clay County, MN. Tim and his wife, Denise, have three sons and make their home in Detroit Lakes.
Like everybody else, Tim faces the challenges of balancing family life with the rigors of the career and trying to keep himself physically, mentally, and spiritually healthy. The emotional roller coaster of police work started to catch up with Tim during his tenure as Chief of Police and it reached a critical point when one of his best friends and partners took his own life on May 13th, 2012.
Tim began talking about his own career path and leadership journey in 2016 and found that talking with others about personal and emotional topics really helped in his own healing process and learned that others can benefit from knowing that they are not alone in their own journey.