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Matthew Clancy to be sworn in as Maine’s New Capitol Police Chief, Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 11 am at the Department of Public Safety.

Matthew Clancy is a 35-year veteran law enforcement professional who spent 19 of those years as a Police Chief. Clancy recently served as the interim Police Chief in Plympton, Massachusetts where he had served as the permanent Police Chief for more than eight years. Before his interim position in Plympton, he served as the Chief of Police in Duxbury, Massachusetts. 

Clancy is also an Adjunct Professor at Bridgewater State University and served for more than a decade on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission.

Clancy said:

I am dedicated to the advancement of professional and accountable policing. Accountability, transparency, organizational integrity and community engagement are at the core of my policing philosophy… I look forward to this new challenge and working for and with the citizens of Maine.

A native of Rockland, Massachusetts, Clancy graduated from Western New England University with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He received a Master’s in Criminal Justice from Boston University and graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA.

Clancy began his role as Chief of the Capitol Police on October 18, 2021.

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