Michael R. Healy recently retired after a 36 year career in law enforcement. During the last 25 years he has held the position of Chief or Deputy Chief in 4 different Massachusetts Police Departments. Those agencies ranged in size from as few as 20 employees to up to 135 employees. In addition to heading those police departments, he was selected by the Secretary of Public Safety to join the Executive Office of Public Safety from 1994 to 1997 to improve services within the Firearms and Inspectional Services Units. His last position was Chief of Police for the Westport, MA, Police Department where he was chosen from outside the Department in 1997 to revitalize a troubled organization. During his tenure with the Town of Westport he initiated significant changes, which included personnel accountability and an evaluation procedure, record and case management computerization, a CAD system integrated with fleet operations and the drafting and initiating of policies and procedures. As a result of Chief Healy’s grant writing skills, the Westport Police Department received over $1,000,000 in State and Federal grants. While Chief was in Westport, the Fall River Lodge of Elks chose him Outstanding Chief of Police for the Greater Fall River and New Bedford area for 1997. Southeastern Massachusetts Mothers Against Drunk Driving selected Chief Healy as Police Chief of the Year for 2001. In addition to his duties as a police administrator, Chief Healy was a Selectman in the Town of Northborough, MA, for 9 years and Chairman for 5 of those years. He was President of the Central Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association and a member of The Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association Executive Board representing Bristol County. Chief Healy graduated from Northeastern University with a baccalaureate degree in 1975 and received his Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College in 1996. He also completed Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government Executive Management Program, the New England Police Command Institute at Babson College, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Law Enforcement Executive Development Program.