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Posted on: October 8, 2019

New Police Chief Chosen to Lead Braintree Police Department

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Mark W. Dubois, the current police chief in Maynard, has been appointed Chief of Police of the Braintree Police Department for a 3 year term. “With approximately 28 years in law enforcement, Chief Dubois’ qualifications speak for themselves. As a veteran, a lawyer and a current chief, he has the policing and leadership experience necessary to further the success of the Department while best serving our officers and community in Braintree,” said Mayor Joseph C. Sullivan. 

Chief Dubois is currently serving as the Police Chief for the Maynard Police Department, a position he has held for over 7 years. In that capacity Chief Dubois leads a staff of 35 sworn officers and civilian communicators to work with the town’s executive leadership and departments to address issues facing the community. Among other successes, has started several outreach initiatives and developed a new department policy and procedure manual to achieve full Massachusetts Police Accreditation in January 2016 and re-accreditation in February 2019. Prior to leading the Maynard Police Department, Chief Dubois served the Town of Shrewsbury as a patrol officer, patrol sergeant and lieutenant-operations division commander responsible for managing the uniformed patrol operations for the Department. Chief Dubois started his career in law enforcement as a dispatcher and part time reserve officer in the Town of Sutton prior to joining the Northborough Police Department as a full time patrol officer in August 1994.

In addition to serving as Police Chief in Maynard, Chief Dubois is currently the President of the North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC), the co-chair of the training working group on the Governor’s Council on Sexual and Domestic Violence and an instructor for the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC).

Chief Dubois is also a proud member of the United States Army Reserve, currently holding the rank of Major, where he serves in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps and holds the position of Senior Defense Counsel for the Trial Defense Service. Chief Dubois received his law degree from New England School of Law in 2001 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Westfield State College. Chief Dubois has also completed the FBI National Academy, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, the Police Chief Leadership Academy and the General Staff and Command Course offered by the United States Army. A copy of Chief Dubois’ resume can be found here.

“These decisions are never easy given the quality of the candidates for the position” said Mayor Sullivan. I thank the search committee for all of their time and effort helping to identify the next leader of our police department.” The committee, comprised of Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes, Boston University Police Chief Kelly Nee and Retired Watertown Police Chief Ed Deveau, along with Human Resources Director Karen Shanley and Town Solicitor Nicole Taub, reviewed applications submitted by 28 candidates from various law enforcement agencies around the Commonwealth and across state lines. Ten candidates, both internal and external, participated in interviews with the search committee to further identify the individual most qualified to lead our police department following Chief Paul Shastany’s retirement in November 2019. Upon the completion of the interviews, the search committee unanimously recommended its top candidates to Mayor Joseph C. Sullivan for consideration.

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