Chief of Police, Lafayette, IN
Patrick J. Flannelly began his dream job of being a police officer for the Lafayette Police Department in 1995, and has been Chief of Police since October of 2012. Prior to beginning his career in Law Enforcement, he served four years on active duty in the United States Air Force as a security policeman and graduated from Purdue University. Outside of the police department, Chief Flannelly is actively engaged in the community as a volunteer and community leader, including his current roles as a member of the City of West Lafayette Parks & Recreation Board, and the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police Government Relations and Wellness Committees.
Chief Flannelly became a member of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids soon after being named Chief of Police in Lafayette, and has been an active spokesman for the reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act since 2015. Chief Flannelly has shared the success that community-based alternatives to juvenile incarceration have had locally in direct meetings with his Congressman, multiple trips to Washington, DC to testify before Congressional roundtables and hearings, and through opinion pieces in newspapers and magazines.