Chief Flynn began his career with the Plymouth Police Department as a Patrolman in May of 1997. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2001 and worked as a Patrol Supervisor for four years. On January 1, 2005 he was promoted to Lieutenant and served as Shift Commander in the Patrol Division. In the fall of 2015 he was appointed Operations Lieutenant and Accreditation Manager until January, 2019 when he was promoted to the rank of Captain.
Chief Flynn has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering from Massachusetts Maritime Academy and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Western New England College. In 2009, he earned a second Master’s degree in Emergency Management from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
Town Manager Melissa Arrighi cited Chief Flynn’s significant amount of experience at a supervisory level in making the interim appointment effective June 2, 2021. He is a 24-year veteran of the department with over 18 years of progressive supervisory experience. He has a thorough knowledge of policies and procedures of the department, having led the department to its recent accreditations. He also has experience in developing police policies, public safety response plans and internal investigations. All three of these are really relevant right now,” Arrighi said.