Chief of Police, William P. Quigley

Chief William Quigley joined the Cohasset Police Department in 1987. He served as a dispatcher, animal control officer, and summer police officer, before becoming a full time Cohasset Police Officer in 1995.

Chief Quigley was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2002, Lieutenant/Patrol Commander in 2007, Deputy Chief in 2011, Acting Chief of Police in 2012, and was appointed as the department’s permanent Chief of Police in August 2015.

Chief Quigley has received numerous commendations throughout his career, including three Cohasset Police Life Saving Medals, the Greater Boston Police Council 2007 Statewide Award for Excellence in Policing, and a commendation for Valor from the Massachusetts House of Representatives.  He holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from New England College (Cum Laude), certification from FBI-LEEDA, and is a member of the International Association of Chief’s of Police (IACP), Massachusetts Chief’s of Police Association (MCOPA), and the Norfolk County Chief’s of Police Association.

Prior to police work, Chief Quigley worked as a press photographer for news outlets South of Boston. Chief Quigley remains an avid photographer and provides many of the photographs for this website.

Message from the Chief


Welcome to the Cohasset Police Department website. Our department employs only the finest, expects their best, and serves our community in the pursuit of the highest quality of life. We promote leadership throughout, and deliver excellence in innovative policing at the neighborhood level, while incorporating our core values, which are Excellence, Honor, Respect, Accountability, and Teamwork, in everything we do.

The citizens of Cohasset should be as proud as I am of the amazing officers, civilian staff, and volunteers that all work together to keep the Town of Cohasset a safe and welcoming community.

Much of our success is due to the support and assistance from our citizens and the elected and appointed officials that comprise town government.  These partnerships, afford us the unique opportunity to offer innovative community programs and initiatives that positively impact the future and ensure a safe community.

I encourage you to browse our website, sign-up for our Email Alerts and Code Red Reverse 9-1-1 system, and learn more about the Cohasset Police Department, and the services we provide to the community.

William Quigley
Chief of Police