Portrait of Chief of Police Michael J. Healy. Chief Healy was born in County Kerry, Ireland on March 3, 1857. He came to this country with his parents at the age of 6. In 1888 he was first elected a member of the Police Dept. with the rank of Sergeant. Four years later he was chosen as Manchester's Police Marshall and then four years later the title was changed to Chief. He became nationally famous when in the early days of prohibition he introduced the "Healy System" to control the illicit liquor problem. All saloon keepers where required to report in person at police heardquarters once a month and pay a fine of $100. This resulted in a drop from over 500 to less than 100 saloons in Manchester. He took a leading part in the NH Policy Chiefs' Association and the International Assoc. of Police Chiefs. He died at the age of 80 on March 8, 1937. He lived at 70 A Street, West Manchester.