As of 11/09/2011 the Lynn Police Department employs 181 sworn officers,
15 support staff personnel,
and 4 full time and 1 part time detention assistants.
Our sworn officers
are divided among various divisions, units, and offices. They are further
divided by shifts and work groups to provide for coverage 24 hours a day, 7
days a week. All of our support staff are assigned to days. Detention
assistants must also provide 24 hour coverage.
The Chief of Police
is assisted by two Deputy Chiefs and a Confidential Assistant. Both Deputy
Chiefs are sworn officers. The Confidential Assistant is the most senior level
non-sworn member of the department.
The Deputy Chief of
Operations oversees our Patrol Divisions, Criminal Investigation Division (and
all units under this), and our Traffic Office. The Deputy Chief of
Administration oversees our Training Unit, Internal Affairs, Public
Information, Court, Fleet, Physical Plant, Grants, Evidence Control, Support
Staff, Communications and Information Technology, Budget and related
In addition to
assisting the chief on a range of both operational and administrative matters,
the Confidential Assistant to the Chief is responsible for day to day
oversight of all support staff, budgeting, purchasing, payroll and billing.
An analysis of Lynn
police employees include the following: