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Capt. Jim Boudreau is a native of Weymouth, MA. He graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice. He joined the department on May 9, 1983 and graduated Valedictorian of the 47th MCJA Basic Police School in November of 1983. Jim worked as a patrolman for the first 6 years of his career. In November of 1989 he was assigned to CID as the department’s only detective, managing those responsibilities alone until 2001, when a second detective position was created to share the load. During almost 21 years as a detective Jim participated in a wide range of criminal investigations, and successful prosecutions, at both the state and federal level.
In July of 2010, Jim assumed an acting sergeant's position to fill a supervisor's void created within the patrol division. He was promoted to sergeant in May of 2011. He was one of two evening shift commanders until May of 2012, when he moved to the days, assuming one of the two day shift commander positions.
In October 2014, Jim was promoted to Lieutenant, the department’s second in command. In fall of 2017 the police department administration was restructured and Jim’s title was changed to CID / Special Services Captain. Responsibilities include overseeing the Criminal Investigation Division, policy review & preparation, overseeing internal investigations, payroll management, and working with the police chief on all administrative matters including annual budget preparation.
Jim has attended training in many aspects of law enforcement during his career, including investigation of; robbery, burglary, sexual assaults, white collar crime and child abuse. Other training includes; interview & interrogation, fingerprint comparison, preparation and execution of search warrants, collection and processing of evidence, the legal aspects of computer crimes, death scene investigation, civil rights enforcement, legal aspects of arson investigation and, command level classes to support his administrative role.