Bruce A. MacDougall
Bruce A. MacDougall received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in American Government from Boston University and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Northeastern University. Chief MacDougall has received professional training through the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar Program and is a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police. His police career began as a summer special police officer in Barnstable, Massachusetts and continued as a provisional full-time officer in Wakefield, Mass. He moved to the Methuen, Massachusetts Police Department where he rose through the ranks from dispatcher to chief of police including ten years as the Commander of Field Operations.As Chief for 9 years, he was responsible for the planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and administering a department of eighty four sworn officers and sixteen civilian staff members. At the time of Chief MacDougall’s service, Methuen was a diverse community of 44,000 citizens, with a total department budget of seven million dollars.MacDougall has been an Instructor of Criminal Justice at Northern Essex Community College and an Instructor of Constitutional Law for the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council.In addition to teaching, Chief MacDougall has been involved in over one hundred and seventy police and correctional consulting assignments, including being assigned as interim chief numerous times in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He is experienced in conducting internal affairs investigations, organizational assessments, and completing evidence audits. Chief MacDougall is a certified assessor for the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission and has experience in preparing departments for assessment. He has been a member of a large number of promotional assessment centers and executive selection teams. From 2006 to 2008, Chief MacDougall served as the Director of the Massachusetts Police Leadership Institute in Lowell, Massachusetts. He is Past President of the Essex County Chiefs of Police Association and past Vice-President of the North East Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council.