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Colin MacDonald Promoted to Sergeant of Marine Patrol Section 6

Sergeant Colin MacDonald

Sergeant Colin MacDonald (Photo Courtesy of Mount Desert Islander)

Colin MacDonald a nine year veteran of the Maine Marine Patrol has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant in Section 6, which stretches from the Hancock Bridge to Canadian Border.

Sergeant MacDonald began his career with the Marine Patrol in August 2004, serving as an Officer until 2010. He was then promoted to Specialist, a position he held until his January 2014 promotion.

“Sergeant MacDonald is an exemplary Marine Patrol official,” said Division II Lieutenant Jay Carroll. “Throughout his career he has set a standard of excellence and professionalism in the way he relates to commercial fishermen and other Marine Patrol constituents. In the few months he has been in this new position, Sergeant MacDonald has demonstrated the type of leadership that will serve him and the officers under his command well.”

Sergeant MacDonald received a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Law Enforcement from the University of Maine at Presque Isle in 1999. He also received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maine at Presque Isle in Criminal Justice in 1999.

MacDonald has completed numerous law-enforcement and associated training programs, including the Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s Basic Law Enforcement Training School, Advanced OUI Training, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) Tactical Boat Operators Course. He has also completed the Advanced Reid Interview and Interrogation School, recognized as the most effective method for to interrogation.

Sergeant MacDonald is Licensed Maine Whitewater, Hunting and Recreational Guide, a US Coast Guard Licensed Boat Captain and is Certified in Level Three Whale Disentanglement.

As a Sergeant, MacDonald will oversee six Marine Patrol Officers and assets in Section 6, including the Patrol Vessel Maine.
“Sergeant MacDonald’s combination of experience and expertise makes him uniquely suited to provide leadership to the Marine Patrol Officers patrolling this very busy stretch of the Maine coast,” said Lieutenant Carroll.

The Marine Patrol is a Bureau of the Maine Department of Marine Resource that provides law enforcement, search and rescue, public health, maritime security, and public safety services on Maine’s coastal and tidal waters. Click here for more information about the Maine Marine Patrol.