About Chief Matthew Clancy:
joined the Duxbury Police Department in May of 2010. A native of the
South Shore, Chief Clancy started his career as a part time patrolman
in Rockland, Massachusetts before entering the profession full time
with the Mashpee Police Department on Cape Cod. Chief Clancy served
with the Mashpee Police Department for over 16 years before his
appointment as the Chief of Police in nearby Plympton, Massachusetts.
Chief Clancy commanded the Plympton Police Department for eight years
before leaving to accept the position of Police Chief here in Duxbury.
The Chief holds a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston
University and a Bachelor's Degree from Western New England College.
Chief Clancy, his wife, Holly and family reside in Rochester,
Welcome to the
redesigned Duxbury Police Department web-site. It is our goal to
provide our residents and visitors with the finest policing services
possible. We strive to achieve and maintain that through a full time
commitment to the community policing philosophy. I am very proud to
command the highly talented and dedicated group of police
professionals who comprise our department. The Duxbury Police
Department, a state accredited agency, serves a dynamic and
picturesque coastal community of 15,400 inhabitants located just south
of Boston. Whether you are a Duxbury resident, local business owner or
a day trip visitor to our beautiful beaches and marinas, the Duxbury
Police is committed to providing you a safe environment and an
We highly value feedback from the
community we serve and I urge residents to provide that input via
e-mail or phone utilizing contact information provided within this
site. I thank you for visiting with us and I hope that you will find
the information and the various links contained in the site as
informative and highly useful for your needs.
Chief of Police
Duxbury Police Mission Values and Statements
With community service and problem-solving as our foundation, our goal
is to enhance the quality of life within our community. We strive to
serve our community with respect,
We seek to foster public trust by holding ourselves to the highest
standards of performance and ethics. To that end, we are further
To preserve and protect
the way of life in Duxbury by participating, engaging and listening
to our community.
To earn the respect of
our community by maintaining a knowledgeable, responsive, and
accountable work force that discharges their duties and
responsibilities with clear evidence of fairness, integrity,
tolerance and equality.
To make our streets as
safe as possible by maintaining high profile traffic enforcement and
driver education programs.
To reduce the
opportunity for the commission of crime with visible patrol
practices, coupled with the implementation of effective crime
To fully investigate
crimes when they occur and to expeditiously identify and apprehend
To ensure that our
officers have the knowledge, equipment, skills and proven best
practices to provide our unique community with the finest policing
To identify, address
and resolve the root causes of community problems and concerns
cooperatively with residents and other stakeholders through the use
of community oriented policing and problem solving strategies.
All Duxbury Police employees, both sworn and non-sworn,
shall abide by the code of ethics listed in the Department Mission
Statement above, as well as is mentioned in the Department Rules and
Massachusetts Police Chiefs Association
International Association of Chiefs of Police