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Bowdoin Hires Local Police Commander as New Director of Security

Story posted April 27, 2000

Bowdoin College has hired Brunswick Police Department veteran Bruce Boucher as its new Director of Security.
"I'm very excited to have Bruce at Bowdoin," said Bob Graves, Bowdoin's Director of Residential Life. "I think he'll be a wonderful addition to the Bowdoin Community. We were looking for experience; we were looking for someone who will help lead this department. We needed someone who is mature and will be creative in addressing issues on campus and also someone who will be calm in a crisis. I think we have this in Bruce."
Boucher is a long-time resident of Brunswick and a 22-year veteran of the Brunswick Police Department. His current title is Commander of Support Service Division. His most recent projects have included collaborating with Sexual Assault Support Services of Mid-Coast Maine (SASSMM) on a grant proposal that was funded by the U.S. Department of Justice. The primary focus of this grant was to improve sexual assault response services, and to expand officer knowledge and sensitivity surrounding this issue.
Boucher is no stranger to college campuses. He has taught Criminal Justice courses at Southern Maine Technical College, the University of Maine at Augusta and New Hampshire College, as well as Maine's Criminal Justice Academy.
At the Brunswick Police Department, Boucher was also instrumental in preparing for the implementation of the enhanced 911 Project, which will be in place by the end of this year.
"Bruce's skills and experience will be an asset to our community and we are fortunate to have him," Graves said.
Boucher will begin work at the College on June 1.

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