Officer Matthew Clerkin
Officer Matthew Clerkin joined Branford’s department in December 2012 after transferring from the Bristol Police Department where he became an officer 2 years prior.
Officer Clerkin was raised in the Boston Massachusetts area. While attending high school Clerkin played both varsity football and basketball.
Officer Clerkin attended college at Franklin Pierce University where he obtained his Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice.
After college, he became a Corrections Officer in Boston at the South Bay House of Corrections where he worked for approximately two years before relocating and becoming a police officer in Bristol, CT.
Officer Clerkin said his choice to transfer to Branford’s department was partly based on fact that Branford is a beautiful shoreline community and that he feels privileged to be able to be a police officer in town.