Marvin Flynn Retires After 45 Years of Service to the City of Melbourne
Today the Melbourne Police Department celebrated the career of Officer, Reserve Officer, and VCOP/Volunteer Marvin Flynn.
A retirement ceremony was held at the Melbourne Police Department earlier this morning to honor Mr. Flynn’s extraordinary 45 years of service with the Melbourne Police Department (MPD).
Mr. Flynn began his career with the MPD in June 1974 as a reserve officer. He was certified in the first State of Florida Reserve Class in 1976.
He was a paid Melbourne Police officer from 1980 through 1982.
In 1982, he returned to the reserve program until 2002. At that time Mr. Flynn became a Melbourne VCOP (Volunteer Citizens on Patrol) and was promoted to FTO (Field Training Officer) in 2005.
Mr. Flynn served the City of Melbourne for four and a half decades with integrity, respect and dedication.
"All of us here at the MPD will miss Marvin greatly; his legacy is entrenched in the history of the Melbourne Police Department," said Community Relations Coordinator Christina Brainard. "We wish him the best of luck and a very happy retirement."
Marvin Flynn (left) with Police Chief David Gillespie.