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Griffin, Thomas

Chief of Police

City of Peabody

Thomas Griffin is the Chief of Police for the City of Peabody Massachusetts. Tom has been Chief for the past eight years. Prior to taking over as Chief, he worked for the Salem Police department for 27 years rising to the rank of Captain. As Chief he oversees 120 officers and civilian employees. Under his leadership the Peabody Police Department is committed to a philosophy of community engagement and has a number of community policing programs in place. During his tenure as Chief the Peabody Police Department has been reaccredited three times by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission, assuring the department is using the most up to date policies and standards in policing.

Chief Griffin was recently awarded the Essex County Law & Education Day Community Service Award by the Anti-Defamation League. He is a past President of the Rotary Club of Peabody. Currently he is the First Vice President for the F.B.I National Academy Associates, Secretary for the North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council and Treasurer for the Essex County Chiefs of Police Association.

Tom holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Salem State University and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University. He is a 2005 graduate from the F.B.I. National Academy, Executive Leadership School in Quantico VA. Chief Griffin recently ran the Boston marathon to raise money for Cops for Kids with Cancer. He also volunteers with No Child Goes Hungry in Peabody.

Griffin, Thomas
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