Welcome to the Medford Police Department
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.