|Family & Friends|
|Family:||Sarah Wiggum, Ralph Wiggum, Iggy Wiggum|
|First appearance:||Homer's Odyssey|
Chief Clancy Wiggum is the chief of police of the Springfield police department. He is an extreme stereotype: morbidly obese, dim witted, ignorant, grossly incompetent, and lazy, with a fondness for doughnuts, "Chintzy Pop" (a fictional popcorn based on Jiffy Pop), and Shamrock Shakes (as seen in the episodes Stop or My Dog Will Shoot and Chief of Hearts). While he pretentiously feigns authority, he has little regard for individual rights or even public safety. He is disturbingly uninformed ("Some Chinese people claimed they were celebrating New Year's in February") and flaunts his power, albeit with good intentions most of the time. He, along with the rest of Springfield's government and police force, is also corrupt, having asked for or taken bribes several times. As an example of this, in "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase" he moves to New Orleans after being kicked off the Springfield Police Force for massive corruption (although this segment was something of a spoof). He has also notably solicited Troy McClure and Homer Simpson for bribes in exchange for "looking the other way" to their criminal activities. When Bart bribed him with stolen wedding presents, he said "Hey, read my badge!" At the bottom of the badge was the caption: "Cash Bribes only". He has a strained relationship with Mayor Quimby, as the two men vie to have control over the city, which once lead to a serious argument in regards of who takes over during an emergency on the Monorail crisis. Wiggum claims to have compromising photographs of the mayor ("You don't scare me; that could be anyone's ass!"), which may help to explain why he has retained his job despite his inability to do anything his duties requires of him. He is often assisted by his more intelligent (but still quite lazy and often rather cocky) "top cops" Eddie and Lou. He is completely ignorant of Springfield's laws and often quotes sayings from the police handbook which cannot actually be found in the book ('like the book says, if you can't beat them, join them'). He once arrested Bert and Squidward Tentacles and put them in Squidward's Torture House. He later apparently died from drinking poisoned beer.