Longtime Rockland police chief to retire

By Stephen Betts | May 10, 2018
Photo by: Stephen Betts Rockland Police Chief Bruce Boucher, second from right, will retire in September.

Rockland — Rockland Police Chief Bruce Boucher, who has led the 17-member city department for 13 years, will step down in September.

Boucher announced his planned retirement during the Wednesday evening, May 10, City Council meeting.

The chief came to guide the Rockland Police Department in June 2005 after five years as director of security for Bowdoin College in Brunswick. Prior to the college security post, Boucher worked for the Brunswick Police Department for 23 years, rising to the rank of commander.

He is a native of the Farmingdale area. He graduated from Bryant College in Smithfield, R.I., majoring in criminal justice. He served an internship with the Maine State Police.

He got a summer job with the Kennebunkport Police Department before joining the Brunswick Department.

Boucher was the first outside person to be hired as Rockland police chief in at least 50 years, succeeding Alfred Ockenfels.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | May 10, 2018 16:34

What would be real nice is to have a chief that wants to live in Rockland and be part of the City.



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