Captain Lynne Benck
Captain Lynne Benck currently commands the Investigations Bureau, which is composed of:
Captain Benck has served the Gainesville Police Department since 1988, and was promoted to Captain on February 23, 2004.
She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Florida.
Recently, Captain Benck
has participated in the 2008 National Law Enforcement Leadership Institute
on Violence Against Women, the 2007 DEA-sponsored 80 hour Drug Unit Commander Academy
in Quantico, VA, the 2007 Officer Conduct and Internal Affairs for Supervisors and Managers and the 2006 Internet Crimes Against Children Unit Supervisor Seminar.
She serves on the Steering Committee for the Florida Department of Health and the Statewide Initiative to Prevent Sexual Violence.
She is also a member of the Board of Advisors for the House of Hope for Women and the Board of the Child Advocacy Center Multidisciplinary Team.
acted as the lead for the Gainesville Police Department
's effort to create and enforce a City Ordinance addressing where sex offenders and predators who target children can live.
From 2000 to 2003, she served as the co-host of GPD's television show, Police Beat.
In 2001, Captain Benck
was the recipient of the Martha V. Varnes Award for Achievements in Sexual Exploitation Prevention.
In addition, she
drafted the current department policy and procedure for handling domestic violence cases.