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Lieutenant Jim Lyman has been with the Bay City Department of Public Safety (BCDPS) since 2003. He attended Garber High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Ferris State University.
He began as a public safety officer in the BCDPS Patrol Operations Division. Throughout his career, Sergeant Lyman has been assigned to the Community Policing Unit as a School Resource Officer from 2006 to 2007. In 2007, he was promoted to the rank of Accident Investigator.
In 2012, the Department of Public Safety was created, merging the Bay City Police and Fire Departments into one combined Department of Public Safety. Sergeant Lyman attended the Bay County Fire Academy in 2014 and obtained Firefighter I and II certifications from the State of Michigan.
From 2013 to 2017, he was assigned to the FBI Safe Streets Task and was the Bay County Circuit Court Drug Court Team Member from 2015 to 2017.
In 2017, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and served in the Patrol Operations Division as the night shift supervisor. In 2020, he was transferred to the Professional Standards and Community Policing Unit and in 2022 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.