Our friend, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Lieutenant Michael Clancy, was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, on August 17, 2016. For all of you who know “Clancy,” he is kind, humble, completely selfless, full of life and a damn good cop. As expected, he has made it his mission to help others who are fighting this disease.


A little bit about Clancy:

Lieutenant Michael Clancy is a remarkable son, brother, uncle, colleague, public servant, and treasured friend to all—both on and off the job. Clancy epitomizes the personal integrity and selflessness that is at the heart of law enforcement; he is intelligent, dedicated, courageous, tenacious, tough, and brave, but he is also understanding and compassionate. Clancy always strives to be the best person and law enforcement officer that he can be.
Clancy is truly committed to public service. From the time he was very young, he had his heart set on becoming a police officer. From 1992 through 1999, Clancy served as a Dispatcher for the Spring Lake Heights Police Department as well a member of the Spring Lake First Aid Squad.

In January 2000, Clancy began his career with the Ocean Township Police Department as a Patrolman and very quickly moved through the ranks, from Patrolman, to the Detective Bureau where he worked as a Detective and was then promoted to Patrol Sergeant.

In September 2009, Clancy was hired by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and was assigned to the Major Crimes Bureau. In May 2014, he was promoted to the rank of Detective/Sergeant in the Major Crimes Bureau, Homicide/Property Crimes Unit. In October 2016, Michael Clancy was promoted to the Rank of Lieutenant of the Major Crimes Bureau. Lieutenant Clancy has been involved in countless investigations involving the most heinous crimes, including the widely publicized Arthur Morgan case, involving the vicious murder of a 2 ½ year old little girl.

Lieutenant Clancy is a member of the Monmouth County Emergency Response Team (MOCERT) and is currently assigned as its Chief Negotiator. In addition, Lieutenant Clancy is a member of the Monmouth County Arson Task Force and is liaison to the Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team (SCART). He is also an instructor at the Monmouth County Police Academy.

Above all, Clancy is an AMAZING friend to so many and an INCREDIBLE member of the Clancy family. On February 4th, Joan Dancy & PALS will hold its 11th Annual Valentine Plunge to raise funds to care for people in our communities living with ALS. For more information about this event, please contact: