Wellfleet Selectman Appoint New Police Chief

Lt. Michael Hurley will assume command November 1st...
Lt. Michael Hurley (left) was appointed Wellfleet's next Chief of Police, effective November 1, 2019. (WPD photo)

At Monday's meeting of the Wellfleet Selectboard, Wellfleet Police Lieutenant Michael Hurley was appointed Police Chief.  He will assume command of the department on November 1st.

According to his biography on the police department website, Lieutenant Michael Hurley started in May 1995 as a Special Officer with the Wellfleet Police Department.  In December of 1997, he was appointed as a full-time police officer.  During his years at the Wellfleet Police Department he has held many roles; D.A.R.E. Officer, Grant Officer, School Resource Officer, and Accident Reconstruction Officer. 

In June of 2005 Lt. Hurley was appointed as a Patrol Sergeant which consisted of working the various shift assignments.  In July of 2011, he was promoted to the position of Lieutenant and currently serves as the department’s second-in-command.  Currently Lt. Hurley is responsible for the overall effective and efficient operations of the police and communications units.    

The future chief holds a Bachelor’s Degree in American History and Secondary Education as well as a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration.  During his tenure as a police officer, he has been deeply involved in Wellfleet’s civic activities, most notably our department’s community based policing program.

All of us at CCToday wish Chief Hurley a long, safe and successful tenure as Wellfleet Chief of Police.


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