Patrick J. Flannelly, Chief of Police, Lafayette (IN) Police Department

Patrick Flannelly is the Chief of Police for the Lafayette, Indiana, Police Department.  Serving the community as the Chief has been a rewarding challenge offering tremendous opportunities for personal and professional growth.  The chance to impact public safety and improve the quality of service is a unique and exciting responsibility.

Prior to beginning his career in Law Enforcement, Patrick served four years on active duty in the United States Air Force as a security policeman.  Upon completion of his military service he attended Purdue University where he completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law & Society.  In 1995 he began his dream job of being a police officer for the Lafayette Police Department.

For the past twenty years Patrick has served his agency in numerous capacities, including; Patrol Officer, SWAT Officer, SWAT Team Leader & Commander, Patrol Commander, Drug Task Force Command, Administrative Services and Community Outreach, and now as the Chief of Police.

Outside of the police department he is actively engaged in the community as a volunteer and community leader.  Patrick has served on numerous public and private boards involving youth sports and other activities.  He currently is the President of the City of West Lafayette Parks & Recreation Board.

Chief Flannelly is an honor graduate from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and has attended numerous schools and training programs over the course of his career.  He is a graduate of the School of Police Staff and Command from the Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety.  Chief Flannelly also completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Patrick is married to his wife Kristin and they have three awesome boys.  The whole family is active in sports, the outdoors, and life in general.  Patrick and Kristin are the owners of CrossFit West Lafayette, which provides them a venue to share their passion for wellness with the community.  They also enjoy competing in masters and couples competitions because it gives them inspiration to stay healthy and set a positive example for their children.