The Concordia Interim Police Chief was named full-time chief at this week’s Board of Aldermen meeting. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Jim Lynn:

Jim Lynn

Lynn has been in the field for 20 years. “I’ve worked for Lafayette County, I’ve worked for Waverly, I’ve worked for Alma, I’ve worked for Blackburn. I’ve worked for a lot of them through the years,” said Lynn, “I started off with Lafayette County. I became full-time here [Concordia] in 1994. And I’ve been here ever since.”

Lynn said he stayed in Concordia because he likes the town and its citizens. Now that he is Chief of Police, Lynn has some plans for the department.

“We’re trying to get a school resource officer program started. We should know a lot more about that by January. Trying to get grants for that; that’s one of our top priorities. We’ve got a lot of things going at this point.”

The Police Department is also working security for the pipeline. They have also moved their dispatch to Higginsville to save money, and have changed report systems.

Lynn spent six months as interim chief before he was appointed Police Chief.