Timothy Barber

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Service Record

Agency South Bend Indiana Police Department
Rank Officer
Salary $66,344 (2021)[1]
Last Known Status Resigned[2]

Incident Reports

Timothy Barber

2021 Child Seduction

In July 2021, Barber met a 16-year-old girl at her work, and asked for her phone number.[3]

In August 2021, Barber picked the girl up while he was in uniform and driving his patrol vehicle. Barber drove to a location where they had sex. They met again in September.[3]

On October 5, 2021, Mishawaka Indiana police were contacted after the girl's parents found messages between Barber and their daughter.[3]

Response Timeline

On October 6, 2021, Barber was placed on paid leave.[3]

Investigators found that GPS records from Barber's patrol vehicle matched the girl's identification of the locations.[3]

On October 19, 2021, Barber was arrested and accused of two felony counts of child seduction, two felony counts of official misconduct, and misdemeanor counts of public indecency and public nudity.[3]

On October 20, 2021, Barber was placed on unpaid leave.[4][5]

On July 13, 2022, Barber pleaded guilty to one count of child seduction and one count of official misconduct, both felonies. Prosecutors also agreed to a maximum sentence of four years.[6]

On September 9, 2022, a judge sentenced Barber to four years of probation. Barber must register as a sex offender and have no contact with children outside of his family.[7]

In September 21, 2022, the South Bend Board of Public Safety accepted Barber's resigned.[2]

LEO Ratings

Training and Tactics rating: neutral
Protect & Serve rating: neutral
Individual Rights rating: bad
Accountability and Integrity rating: bad
Off Duty rating: neutral
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