Assistant Chief Tommi Lyter

Assistant Chief LyterAssistant Chief Tommi Lyter was promoted to his current position on July 16, 2015. He was hired as a police officer in August 1990, promoted to sergeant in 2003, promoted to lieutenant in 2006 and to captain in 2014.

Among his assignments have been Uniform Patrol, Investigations, Neighborhood Services, TAC, SWAT, K-9, Dive Team, and Field Training Officer. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. He also is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA.

Assistant Chief Lyter has received three bronze crosses, one unit citation, a Chief’s Award, one meritorious service award, and one Grand Cordon. His department responsibilities have included project manager for body cameras and a citywide surveillance system. 

He is on the Board of Directors for the Community Drug and Alcohol Coalition, volunteers with the Make a Wish Foundation, and works closely with neighborhood associations and Crime Watch groups.

Assistant Chief Lyter can be reached by phone at (850) 435–1962 or via email at