Chris grew up in the Town of Fairfield, graduating from Fairfield Prep in 1978. He graduated from Bryant University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice in 1982. Hired by the Fairfield Police Department in 1982, Chris has served the town of Fairfield in a variety of capacities including patrol officer, detective, patrol sergeant, lieutenant, and commander of the Investigative Division and commander of the Patrol Division. He currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Police. Chris is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 215th session, an 11 week program in Quantico, Virginia.
In addition to his normal duties, Chris serves as Executive Advisor to the Fairfield Police Explorer Post, an educational program sponsored by learning for life, servicing youth between the ages of 13 and 21. He also serves as assistant director of the North East Regional Law Enforcement Educational Association. Chris is co-chairman of the Agape Society, a charitable organization committed to providing resources to disabled children in the greater Fairfield area. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Fairfield Community Services, a non-profit organization that provides a variety of counseling services to Fairfield residents. Chris also serves as a councelor/instructor for the FBI National Academies Youth Leadership Program where he teaches Constitutional Law and Ethics in Leadership each summer in Quantico, Virginia.
The Deputy Chief assists the Chief in organizing, scheduling, and directing the work of all department personnel as well as supervising the operation of all divisions within the department.
Fairfield Deputy Chief Christopher Lyddy wins the competition
Stratford, CT – August 7, 2012 – Fairfield County Sports Car Club, one of the oldest continuously operating independent safe motorsports clubs in the country, hosted the Chief’s Challenge this past Sunday. Five neighboring police chief’s navigated their cars through a carefully designed course to test the agility and responsiveness. The competition was fierce this year, with each chief bettering the time of the previous.
The participants: Chief Chris Lyddy (Fairfield), Chief Joe Gaudett (Bridgeport), Chief Tom Kulhawlik (Norwalk), Chief Tom Kiely (Trumbull) and Chief Patrick Ridenhour (Stratford)
Aside from this exciting match up, Fairfield County Sports Car Club is celebrated a lifetime donation to the Special Olympics Connecticut of $40,000. A check was presented to Lisa Vane (Regional Director Special Olympics, CT Southwest Region) and Mike Hedrick (SO Athlete) showing our continued support for this great cause.
Autocross is a timed competition in which drivers navigate, one at a time, through a defined course with emphasis on car handling and driver skill, more so than sheer horsepower or maximum speed. Events have many classes which allow almost any vehicle, from a typical economy sedan to a purpose-built sports car, to compete.