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Profiles: Mark Waltz '89

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Mark Waltz '89
Detective, Brunswick Police Department

Nearly two decades after graduating from Bowdoin, Mark Waltz '89 still shows up at the occasional off-campus party, but only if they're rowdy enough. When he does, it’s to tell students to quiet down, and Mark abstains from mentioning his alma mater, even though his relationship with the College is still going strong.

During his junior year at Bowdoin, Mark "got bitten by the law enforcement bug" during a course in criminal law with Professor Richard Morgan. The class inspired him to write to his hometown police department in Conway, New Hampshire, where he worked for the summer.

Several advanced degrees later, Mark returned to Brunswick and joined the Police Department in 1997 as a patrol officer. He was promoted to Lieutenant of Support Services in 2006 and helps out with multiple community service programs, many of which Bowdoin has supported through donations of volunteers, funding and space. "I'm very grateful for the College's dedication to serving the Common Good," he says. "Brunswick is certainly a better place for it."

Posted June 08, 2007