At the regular meeting held May 6, Plympton Selectmen voted to name Matthew Clancy as Interim Police Chief effective August 1, 2019. Clancy will manage the Plympton Police Department on the retirement of Chief Patrick Dillon at the end of July, 2019.
Clancy is currently serving as Police Chief in Duxbury, and he will be retiring from there effective June 14, 2019. He is very familiar with the Town of Plympton and the Plympton Police Department, as prior to serving the Town of Duxbury for the past eight years, Clancy was the Plympton Police Chief from December 2002 to April 2010.
Matt Clancy holds a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University and he is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. With over thirty-two years of combined full-time policing experience, Mr. Clancy has been involved with developing a wide array of policing, management and labor relations policies. Mr. Clancy serves as the President of the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission and we thoroughly believe that his transparent and hands-on management approach will make him an asset to the Town of Plympton and we are thrilled to be welcoming him back.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our current Police Chief Patrick Dillon for managing the Plympton Police Department in an effective, efficient and responsive manner. Chief Dillon has led the Department well over the years by setting a great example and encouraging officers to be involved with the community. Chief Dillon also played an integral role in the planning process for the newly constructed Plympton Police Station. We wish Chief Dillon the best of luck in his future endeavors and a very happy and healthy retirement.