Deputy Chief Kristian Lindstrom was promoted in September 2018. Prior to his promotion he served as the Commander of the department’s Special Services Division.
Deputy Chief Lindstrom was hired in 1998 and has served in many roles in his career. He has served as a patrol officer, Field Training officer, Training and Recruiting Coordinator, School Resource Officer, and Patrol Supervisor. He is a certified Sig Sauer pistol armorer and a Remington shotgun armorer. In addition, Deputy Chief Lindstrom served as a Hostage/Crisis Negotiator with the Capital Region Emergency Services Team. Prior to his promotion to Lieutenant, he served as the Manager of the Criminal Investigations Unit.
Deputy Chief Lindstrom is currently a member of the department’s Use of Force Instructor Team and has taught police officers of varying experience levels in the following areas: Use of Force, Firearms, Patrol Rifle, Shooting Decisions, Defensive Tactics, Police Groundfighting, OC Spray Tactics, Police Baton Tactics, Taser, Handcuffing Tactics, Vehicle Stop Tactics, and Building Search Tactics. He has taught as an adjunct instructor at the Connecticut Police Academy and with KFD Training and Consultation. He has been the recipient of three Lifesaving Awards, two Chief’s Awards, and two Physical Fitness Awards.
Deputy Chief Lindstrom holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts and a Master’s Degree in Management and Organizational Leadership from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut. He is also a graduate of the 76th Session of the Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development Course offered through the University of Louisville. When he is not working, he enjoys skiing in the winter and sailing in the summer with his wife and two sons.
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