Frederick Ryan has been a police officer since 1984 and has served as Chief of Police in Arlington, Massachusetts since 1999.
Chief Ryan holds a Masters Degree from Framingham State University in Public Administration and Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, Virginia and has studied at the Law Enforcement Command Institute at Babson College. In 2013 Chief Ryan completed the State & Local Government Executive Education program at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. Chief Ryan is a 1981 graduate of Arlington High School where he was a student athlete and Greater Boston League Football All-Star.
Chief Ryan is an active member of the FBI National Academy Associates, an active member of the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs of Police Association, and he sits on the Executive Board of the Greater Boston Police Council. Chief Ryan has been trained as a promotional assessor by the Massachusetts Human Resources Division (HRD) and has served as an assessor on dozens of criminal justice promotional panels.