Press Release - Police Chief Announcement

For Immediate Release

Town of Plympton Hires Permanent Police Chief

The Town of Plympton Board of Selectmen is pleased to announce that we have selected Mr. Matthew Ahl as the next permanent Police Chief of Plympton.  Mr. Ahl has accepted the position pending successful contract negotiation, with an anticipated official appointment date of May 9, 2022.

This decision marks a significant milestone for the Plympton Police Department, as the Chief position has been filled on an interim basis since July 2019.  We would like to thank those who stepped forward to assist us during a transitional period in an interim capacity, including most recently Acting Chief Daniel Hoffman. 

Mr. Ahl was selected from an incredibly talented pool of candidates after progressing through an initial rigorous screening and interview process and subsequently participating in a competitive final public interview process before the Board of Selectmen, along with three other highly qualified finalist candidates.  Community Paradigm Associates of Plymouth, MA coordinated the professional search process. 

Mr. Ahl has been serving the Town faithfully since 2016 and was promoted to the role of Sergeant in 2021.  Mr. Ahl also has prior law enforcement experience with the Town of Whitman, and has a private sector business and management background that we believe will serve the Department well. 

The Board of Selectmen is enthusiastic about Mr. Ahl assuming this new role on a permanent basis, as his character and work ethic align with the goal of further professionalizing our Town Departments and continuing to provide efficient, effective and responsive service to the public.  We also take great pleasure in having so many talented individuals serving within the Department and being able to develop leadership from within. We look forward to Mr. Ahl continuing with efforts towards Department accreditation and leading the amazing team of men and women who serve the Town proudly on a daily basis.