Monday, August 3, 2009

New Assistant Chief Bill Lynch

The United States Park Police is pleased to announce the selection of William Lynch as Assistant Chief of Police.

Bill Lynch has a significant history of service with the Department of the Interior starting with the United States Park Police as a Patrol Officer in 1978. He served in the Central District and Rock Creek Stations.He was later assigned to the newly formed plainclothes narcotics enforcement unit.

After serving as a Sergeant in the George Washington Parkway and Central District Stations, he was promoted to Lieutenant. He was a Shift Commander, Assistant Commander of Planning and Development, and Commander of the Protection Detail for the Secretary of the Department of the Interior. Lynch was detailed to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and commanded the security for the 9th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.

When Bill Lynch was promoted to Captain, he was the Regional Law Enforcement Specialist for the National Capital Region, Watch Commander, East District Commander, and Assistant Commander of the Administrative Branch.

Bill Lynch retired from the United States Park Police in 2002 to accept a position as the Bureau Security Officer for the Mineral Management Service of the Department of the Interior. In 2006 Lynch became a Supervisory Special Agent of the Department of the Interior Office of Law Enforcement and Security where he was the Critical Asset Coordinator.

Bill Lynch was detailed to the United States Park Police as the Acting Deputy Chief of Operations through the 2009 Presidential Inauguration.

Assistant Chief Lynch is the second in command of the Nation’s oldest uniformed law enforcement agency responsible for 600 officers and 125 civilians serving in Washington, DC, New York City, and San Francisco.

Assistant Chief Lynch is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and the State University of New York College at Buffalo with a BS in Criminal Justice.