Chief Stanley has been a law enforcement officer since 1977. Since 1986 he has served as Chief of the department. He also serves as the Control Chief for the North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) Tactical Police Force and Special Operations Unit. In addition, Chief Stanley is the law enforcement representative to the Governor's Commission on Domestic Violence and is an adjunct professor at the College of Criminal Justice at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and a law enforcement instructor at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine.
Prior to his appointment as Chief, Stanley held positions with the department as patrolman, detective, sergeant and lieutenant. He has served as the President of the Municipal Police Institute (1997); President of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association (1996); and President of NEMLEC (1991-92).
Chief Stanley received a B.S. Degree from the Northeastern University College of Criminal Justice, graduating Cum Laude, in 1979, and a Master of Science Degree from Northeastern, graduating with Honors in 1995.