The Manchester by the Sea Police Department believes in Excellence, Accountability, and Transparency. We make every effort to provide as much information to the public as we legally can, and make it as easily accessible as possible. Legislation signed into law by Governor Patrick in August of 2014 restricts the public release of any police records pertaining to domestic violence, abuse, and other sensitive matters. This includes incident reports, log entries, and arrest records.  See MGL Ch 41 §97D and MGL Ch 41 §98F for more information. Please understand that these types of incidents do account for a portion of our call volume and officer contact hours. However, these incidents are not represented in our public releases.