Duxbury: First deputy police chief sworn in

Stephen McDonald of Mashpee received a warm welcome from the Duxbury Police Department and town officials Friday afternoon. McDonald is Duxbury’s first permanent deputy police chief. The position had to be approved by Duxbury voters and the state legislature.

McDonald is an 18-year veteran of the Mashpee Police Department but he spent more than 30-years in the U.S Coast Guard. McDonald’s father and sons are military men as well. 

“Military is a big part of who I am and how I do business,” said McDonald at the swearing in ceremony Friday

After meeting most of the Duxbury Police Department for the first time at the ceremony, he said he can’t wait to start working, “I’m excited about this. I’ve heard it’s a great police department, they have a great reputation. I’m excited about the new police station; there’s alot of changes coming in the air and it’s a good time, it’s a good opportunity for all us to meet these changes together.” 

Officials like Duxbury’s Town Manager praised McDonald, saying the community is fortunate to have him.

Twenty candidates from nine different states were screened for the position of Deputy Police Chief.

Duxbury Town Manager Richard MacDonald

Duxbury Deputy Police Chief Stephen McDonald

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With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.