Matthew M. Clancy is the Chief of Police in Duxbury, Massachusetts. The Duxbury Police Department was the first department in Plymouth County to achieve accredited status through MPAC. A native of the South Shore, he started his career as a summer officer with the Dennis Police in 1982. Later he served as a permanent intermittent officer in Rockland, Massachusetts before entering the profession full time with the Mashpee MA Police Department in 1986. In 2002, then Sergeant Clancy, was named Chief of Police in Plympton Massachusetts. He commanded the Plympton Police Department for eight years before moving on to accept the position of Police Chief in Duxbury in 2010.
Chief Clancy joined the Accreditation Commission in 2010 as an appointee of the Mass Chiefs of Police Association. He was elected to serve on the Commission’s Executive Board as Vice President in 2013 and then President in 2016.
The Chief holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University. He is a graduate of the 262nd Session of the FBI National Academy and the Command Training Program of the New England Institute of Law Enforcement Management held at Babson College. Chief Clancy is a Past President of the Plymouth County Police Chief’s Association and is a Guest Lecturer in the Criminal Justice College at Bridgewater State University.