City of Gloucester Announces New Police Chief

City of Gloucester Announces New Police Chief
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (March 1, 2019) – The administration of Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken
announced today Edward Conley has been selected as the City’s new Police Chief. Conley
currently serves as Police Chief for neighboring Manchester by-the-Sea.
Mayor Romeo Theken said, “I’m pleased to welcome Chief Conley as Gloucester’s new Police
Chief. His experience, leadership qualities and values give me a high degree of confidence in
his ability to lead Gloucester’s Police Department. His deep understanding of the mechanics of
police management and community engagement will be important assets to our City. I look
forward to working together to advance the City’s agenda to provide exceptional and
transparent public safety services.”
The incoming Police Chief will be responsible for the overall planning, administration and
operation of the Gloucester Police Department. The Chief will also continue the community’s
high level policing services, grow its successful public safety outreach programs, and provide
public safety perspective and insight on the City’s management team.
Conley said, “I’m honored to be selected as Gloucester’s next Police Chief and I look forward to
joining the police department and being part of the City’s management team. I pledge to lead
the department with the utmost of integrity and professionalism, as I have done throughout my
career, as we promote, improve, and advance public safety initiatives and the department’s
standing in the community.”
About Conley
Conley has been Manchester-by-Sea’s Police Chief since 2016. Prior to that he served and rose
through the ranks within the Chelsea Police Department for more than twenty years. He also
worked at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department and began his impressive career as an Army
Ranger in the military.

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