Deputy Chief Stephen R. McDonald joined the Duxbury Police Department in 2013. Prior to being selected as the Deputy Chief for Duxbury, he served as a Department of Defense Police Officer from 1990-1994 and a Mashpee, MA. Police Officer from 1994-2013. The Deputy Chief is also retired from the United States Coast Guard where he served honorably from 1977-2011.
During his law enforcement career, the Deputy Chief has assumed many roles to include Administrative Lieutenant, Patrol Sergeant, Field Training Program Coordinator, Field Training Officer, Marine Patrol Supervisor, SWAT Operator, SWAT Commander, Firearms Instructor, TASER Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, and Firearms Program Manager.
The Deputy Chief holds a Criminal Justice degree from Western New England College and is continuing his education through Southern New Hampshire University. He is also a graduate of multiple training courses to include; FBI Executive Development, Municipal Police Institute Executive Development, Roger Williams University and Fitchburg State University Leadership and Management courses. In addition to his law enforcement training, he also is a graduate of the United States Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy, Senior Enlisted Master Chief Course, Maritime Law Enforcement Instructor Course, US Army Anti-Terrorist Officer School and US Army Physical Security School.