"Police Chief Thomas Lynch discusses his first full year in the position and reflects on what he hopes to accomplish in the future. Lynch was hired as chief last July, and has been with the department for more than 20 years.
How did you start your career in law enforcement?
|Police Chief Thomas Lynch (Town of Franklin photo)|
“I’ve only worked as a police officer for the town of Franklin. I graduated from the police academy at 1996. ... I worked in recreation from when I was 14 to when I was 25 for Brookline and Wellesley. ... I was a patrolman from ’96 to ’99. In ’99 I was a detective until 2000 when I was promoted to sergeant. In 2002, I was promoted to lieutenant. I spent 13 years as lieutenant, I was in operations and ran the patrol unit. In 2015, I was promoted to deputy chief, where I was for about nine months, and then I became the chief on July 1 of 2016.”
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