Sheriff McDonald and his team have accomplished many great things during his time as Plymouth County Sheriff.
Some highlights include:
• Co-Chair of the Plymouth County Drug Abuse Task Force.
• Governor Charlie Baker's choice to represent public safety on his Opioid and Addiction Working Group and bipartisan Criminal Justice Review Steering Committee
• Responded to the call for more treatment beds for men struggling with addiction by opening two new units
• Created innovative rehabilitation and re-entry programs to reduce recidivism and aid inmates reentering society
• Joined District Attorney Tim Cruz and Plymouth County Police Chiefs to establish the Prescription Drug Disposal Program in every station.
• Created “Safe Keep" program. At the request of local Police, Sheriff's officers hold and transport individuals until arraignment, saving communities money and enhancing patrol coverage.
• Upgraded the "Safety Assurance" calling program, a free daily well-being check for those seeking an independent life while living alone.
• Provides Public Safety Officials use of "Code Red", a calling system for targeted safety alerts.
• Stationed state-of-art fingerprint ID equipment in every police department to prevent release of dangerous suspects.
• With the support of local citizens and civic leaders we halted the sale and development of the historic county farm.
• Adopted a Pawn Shop information sharing program to help police reunite rightful owners with their valuables.
• Created an agency-wide culture of performance and merit-based promotion and hiring.Assembled an experienced and educated command staff, restored professionalism and pride.
• Achieved a perfect 100% rating from the coveted American Correctional Association
• Former President, and current Vice-President, Massachusetts Sheriffs' Association
Unanimously backed by Plymouth County Police Chiefs, Plymouth County Police Officers Association, Correctional Officers (MCOFU), Governor Charlie Baker, District Attorney Tim Cruz, Mayor Bill Carpenter and South Eastern Mass Detectives Association