Message From The Chief


On behalf of our entire organization, I welcome and thank you for visiting the Chelsea Police Department website.

I have been proud to serve the City of Chelsea for over 36 years, and my mission is to foster a culturally progressive police department that aligns with the needs of an evolving community.

We follow the FACT method for success: Fairness- Accountability- Compassion-Transparency. In partnership with residents, business and political leaders, and community organizations within the City, our officers work diligently to maintain trust, encourage open communication, and provide ongoing support to our  neighborhoods, implementing the ideals and philosophy of community policing.

Explore this site to access information about community resources, program offerings, and department contact listings. Please don’t hesitate to call me at 617-466-4810 or email with specific questions or concerns.

As Chief and a resident of this City, I pledge to do everything possible to serve this community and make Chelsea a safe place to visit, work and live.


Keith E. Houghton
Chief of Police