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Manchester-by-the-Sea Police Department
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Chief of Police
Administrative Assistant
10 Central St.
Manchester, MA 01944
(978) 526-1212
(978) 526-2002
"Emergencies Only"
Dial: 911
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Welcome to the Mancester-by-the-Sea Police Department Website.

As the Chief of Police I would like to welcome you to our web-site, and thank you for taking time to learn more about the Manchester-by-the-Sea Police Department.

We are a full service, community focused police department that is comprised of many talented and dedicated individuals. Our mission is to provide the best service to our residents and community and to treat all citizens in an honest, open, and ethical manner. Our department believes strongly in the community policing ideals and focuses on issues that are important to our citizens. We believe that our success is dependent on the strong partnership we form with our community, and we serve our community with pride and integrity.

I hope you find our web-site and related information useful and we welcome your input.

- Glenn F. McKiel


For many years in Manchester, December 1 has been the starting date of the annual on-street overnight parking ban.

At the April 2012 Town Meeting a new by-law was adopted that allows overnight on-street parking during the winter months, unless a snow emergency has been declared, as indicated by turning on blue lights at five specific locations around the Town.

The lights have been installed at four locations, and the Town is working with National Grid to establish a location for the fifth. When the Chief of Police declares a snow emergency, the blue lights will be turned on, indicating the on-street, overnight parking ban is in effect. The snow emergency will also be posted on the Town website and the Police department webpage. The lights will remain on as long as the snow emergency and the on-street parking ban are in effect. The ban also includes sidewalks, so vehicles that attempt to get off the street by pulling onto the sidewalk will also be ticketed.

The lights have been installed at the following locations:

  • On the front of the police station, above the door and to the right.
  • On Summer Street at Sweeney Park. The light is located on the front of the garage above the door.
  • At the intersection of School Street and Pleasant Street. The light is located on an electrical pole on the corner in front of the cemetery.
  • At the intersection of Pine Street and Pleasant Street. The light is also located on an electrical pole on the corner in front of the cemetery.
  • The final location will be on Bridge Street, on a pole at a location that has not yet been determined. We are awaiting permission from National Grid to connect directly to their power supply. The Town has its own power at each of the other locations.
We urge residents to identify the location of the nearest light, as the system will be used during the first projected snowfall. Violations of the on-street, overnight parking ban are still punishable by a fine of $25.