Rochester resident tapped to lead Maine Capitol Police

Aug 30, 2021

ROCHESTER — Maine Commissioner of Public Safety Michael Sauschuck has tapped Rochester resident Matthew M. Clancy to serve as Bureau Chief and Chief of Police of the Maine State Capitol Police Department.

A long-time resident of Rochester and a native of Rockland, MA, Clancy started his law enforcement career in 1982 as an officer with the Rockland Police Department and in 2002 was appointed as Police Chief in Plympton, MA.

Clancy has served as a police chief in Plymouth County for the last 18 years, retiring in 2019 after serving 9 years as Chief of Police in Duxbury, MA.

He returned to service after a period of retirement to accept the role of Interim Police Chief in Plympton.

Clancy holds a Master Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Clancy is the former President of the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission and past president of the Plymouth County Police Chiefs Association.

Locally, he has served on the Rochester Master Plan Implementation Committee and the Rochester Capital Projects Committee.

In his new role with the Maine Department of Public Safety, Clancy will be responsible for the administration of the Capitol Police Bureau and the security of legislators and visitors to the State House Complex.

Additionally, he will be responsible for the security and public safety of other State facilities and parks in the Capitol area as well as other public safety duties statewide.