Welcome to the Medford Police Department.
For more than twenty years I have proudly served the City of Medford as a police officer. I firmly believe we have one of the best police departments around and that distinction is derived from the devotion given every single day by the patrol officers and the patrol supervisors of this police department. I am truly honored to have the opportunity to lead these great women and men.
I am honored to work for a police department that values a commitment to community service. It is my belief that the future of law enforcement within our City should exist within a climate of openness and responsiveness to the people of Medford. To accomplish this goal, the Medford Police Department must maintain its commitment to engage with the community in a strategic partnership to help solve problems and to improve the quality of life for its members.
I am also proud of Mayor Burke and the leadership of this City for promoting and supporting a new community collaborative, guided by the recommendations of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, where procedural justice and community trust are held in the highest regard.
As the Chief of Police I pledge that Community Policing will remain the guiding philosophy of this police department. I will work to maintain the trust that has been bestowed upon this department by the people who live, work, commute and play in Medford. Trust is the fundamental principle that will become the base of our relationship with the Community of Medford. This department will work together with this community to co-produce the type of public safety it deserves.
This police department will continue to support a culture and practice of policing that reflects the values of protection and promotes the dignity of all. This police department will work closely with Mayor Burke to create a workforce which includes race, gender, language, life experience and cultural background in order to ensure police effectiveness and to improve our understanding of our diverse community.
I encourage my Officers to regularly interact with the members of our community, its religious leaders and our business community in order to identify problems so that we may collaborate on solutions that are meaningful to all.
I extend this message to the women and men of the Medford Police Department:
Be Guardians! Not warriors. Remember how you once felt upon your Police Academy graduation. Re-imagine that commitment to community service. Open your hearts and open your minds. Remind yourself what purpose we serve. There is no greater purpose in life than to be a servant of humanity. Continue to carry forward the mission of this Police Department in a peaceful, prejudice-free manner. The purpose of a Police Officer is always to devote oneself to the service of others.
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Chief Jack D. Buckley
About Chief Buckley
Chief Jack Buckley currently serves as the Police Chief for the City of Medford. He was appointed to the position on December 19, 2018 by Mayor Stephanie Burke and oversees 102 police personnel, five civilians, 14 9-1-1 dispatchers, and 28 traffic supervisors.
First hired as a patrol officer in 1998, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2009 and to the rank of Lieutenant in 2015. Chief Buckley has served in both the Patrol Division and the Detective Division of the police department.
Chief Buckley has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts and a Master’s Degree from Curry College. He has completed the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Executive Development program and the FBI-LEEDA Reflective Leadership Institute for Law Enforcement Executives.
Chief Buckley currently sits on the City of Medford’s Human Rights Commission. His goal is to build a culturally progressive police department which is responsible to the people of Medford. He promotes responsiveness and accountability in his officers in order to foster public trust in community police relations.
As Chief, he is a member of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs of Police Association, the Middlesex County Chiefs of Police Association and the International Association of the Chiefs of Police.