Patrolman MacVane is a native of South Portland, ME. He has been with the department since 10-26-99. He has a degree in Fire Science Investigation from the Southern Maine Technical College. He has been and Emergency Medical Technician since 1994 and a Paramedic since 1996. He is a graduate of the Federal Training Program for Tactical Paramedics. He is a Certified Instructor for the Maine Criminal Justice Academy for Medical Emergency Training and a graduate of the Federal DEA Basic Narcotics Investigators School. Ernie is was previously assigned as a Task Force Agent for the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). His primary responsibility was conducting State and Federal drug investigations throughout Maine and New England.