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Lieutenant Tim Lyons

Lieutenant Tim Lyons began his career at the Petaluma Police Department in 1990. His prior assignments included Patrol and Investigations. He has held a number of specialized assignments including SWAT, Bicycle Patrol, and Field Training Officer. Lieutenant Lyons was promoted to Sergeant in 1996. In addition to supervising patrol operations, he was the department's first full-time Traffic Unit Sergeant. He was assigned as a Motorcycle Sergeant in the Traffic Unit for 6 years. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2008 and is currently assigned to Administrative Services and supervises Records and Property, Training, the Communications Center, Administrative Sergeant, Hiring and Background Investigators, Fleet and Facility Services.
Lieutenant Lyons graduated from California State University, Sacramento in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute and the Leadership Petaluma Program. Lieutenant Lyons is also an Adjunct Faculty member at Santa Rosa Junior College. He has been teaching Crimes in Progress and Response to High Risk Incidents for the past 15 years at the SRJC Public Safety Training Center.

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Ken Savano, Chief of Police
969 Petaluma Blvd. North
Petaluma, CA 94952


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