Lynn Erickson began his career in law enforcement in 1981, working as a police officer in Williston, North Dakota, for eight years. He worked for the police department in Polson, Montana, for a year and then worked for the Montana Highway Patrol, serving the Culbertson and Glasgow areas for nine years. In April 1998 he was appointed Chief of Police of Glasgow and remained in that position until March 2009, when he went to work for the Department of Corrections as an Adult Probation/Parole Officer.
Lynn graduated from the North Dakota Law Enforcement in 1983, the Montana Highway Patrol Recruit Academy in 1989, and the Montana Department of Corrections Academy in 2009. Lynn attended the FBI Staff and Command School in 1998 and is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Course in 2008.
Lynn has been active with many boards and civic organizations. He has headed up Neighborhood Watch programs and provided area youths with Bicycle Safety programs. He was one of the founding members of Glasgow’s Operation Ground Zero, a group designed to help educate the area youths regarding drugs and alcohol. He is a past board member of the Association of Highway Patrolmen, the Montana Association of Chiefs of Police, the Valley County Coalition, the Elks, the Glasgow School Board, and the E-911 board. He was appointed to the Law Enforcement Advisory Board and the Montana Board of Crime Control.
Lynn and his wife Leah have three daughters. One of the twins lives in Spokane, WA with her husband; the other two girls live in Billings.