Bay Harbor Islands Police Department
Office of the Chief
Chief Lindsley Noel
Chief Noel began his law enforcement career with the Bay Harbor Islands Police Department in 2006 and steadily rose through the ranks, serving in the capacity of Patrol officer, Detective, Detective Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, Administrative Sergeant, Captain, Deputy Chief and now Chief of Police. He has overseen the Police Operations Division, Police Administrative Services Division, Criminal Investigation Division and Professional Compliance Section.
Amongst Chief Noel's proudest career achievements was assisting the Bay Harbor Islands Police Department in receiving its first Florida Commission for Law Enforcement Accreditation in 2016 and reaccreditation in 2019 and 2022. He has been the recipient of numerous accolades, including the Mothers Against Drunk Driving's “MADD’s Top Cop” award, Bay Harbor Islands Police Officer of the Year Award for 2007 and 2013 and the 2015 Miami-Dade “LEO” Award for Investigative Excellence.
Noel holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from St. Thomas University, and Master of Accounting from Nova Southeastern University. He is a graduate of the prestigious FBI’s National Academy, Executive Law Enforcement Management Training, Academy Session 271. His law enforcement studies include Field Training Officer, Crisis Intervention Team Training, and the notable Hostage Negotiations Course. He has worked closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Secret Service, United States Marshalls, and Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) in solving crimes throughout Miami Dade County.
In his spare time, Chief Noel enjoys spending quality time with his family, flying drones, fishing and working on high-speed RC cars.
Chief Noel is grateful for the opportunity to enhance the capabilities of the police department and equipping the officers with the tools they need to perform their duties efficiently. He hopes to continue establishing community-based relationships with the Town residents and business owners and in maintaining strong working relationships with Town officials.