The Deputy Chief is second in command of the Fairfield Police Department and is appointed by the Board of Police Commissioners with the approval of the First Selectman. The Deputy Chief oversees the Field Services Bureau and in the absence of the Chief of Police, all members and divisions of the department.
Deputy Chief Christopher Lyddy
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 counselor/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.