Martin J. McGlynn


Martin J. McGlynn

Age: 63

Place of birth: New York City.

Where you live: Mahopac, NY.

Job Description: Chief Inspector – CO of Support Service Bureau Responsible for the supervision and day to day administration of the Police

Academy. Facilitate entire Department operations to meet our mission.

Why I chose this career: After graduation from college I spent five years in retail sales. I never felt what I was doing had any real contribution to the greater good. I went into law enforcement to see if I could help make a difference.

The proudest moment of my career: Pinning a police officer shield on my son at his police academy graduation. He is currently in his 17th year of service, serving as a Detective in the Warrant Fugitive Unit of the Westchester County Police.

I celebrate my Irish heritage by: My Irish Catholic upbringing is the underpinnings of my entire life. I celebrate the lessons taught to me by my parents of doing the right thing, taking a stand, helping others less fortunate and to remember how you say things is as important as what you say. They also instilled in me a very strong work ethic which combined with the above have guided me through me entire career.


Martin McGlynn started his law enforcement career as a Deputy Sheriff with the Westchester County Sheriff’s Department in 1976. In 1978, when the Sheriff’s Department merged with the Department of Public Safety, Chief McGlynn assumed the rank of police officer. From 1981 to 1986, Chief McGlynn was assigned as a detective and worked in the Crime Analysis Unit, where he analyzed local crime reports. In 1986, McGlynn was promoted to sergeant and assigned to the Department’s Special Investigations Unit which investigated allegations of misconduct by County employees. In 1989, Chief Inspector McGlynn was promoted to lieutenant and commanded sergeants and detectives assigned to the General Investigations In 1998,  McGlynn attained the rank of captain and assumed higher levels of responsibility in the Department.

After a Departmental reorganization several years later,  he was made commander of the Department’s 160 person Patrol Division, providing primary police services on County owned property, a State and County parkway system, and to local municipalities, on request. After the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, Chief McGlynn was instrumental in formulating the Department’s initial response to the situation, and in making longer term operational changes necessitated by those events.

In 2010, Chief Inspector McGlynn assumed his current rank and was tasked with studying the feasibility of consolidating police services within Westchester County  Chief Inspector McGlynn presently commands the Support Services Division, which includes the police academy, financial and human resources, records, property, facilities, fleet, information systems and special projects. He is married with three children and eight grand children. He and his wife enjoy vacationing in Naples, Florida. For their next anniversary they are planning to visit Ireland, visit family and explore their roots.

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