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David Mercier

David has been with the Office of Safety and Security for ten years, serving as a campus patrol officer, communications center officer, and for the past seven years as a security officer in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. 

Dave is a retired lieutenant with the Maine Marine Patrol with over 30 years of experience in law enforcement and fire/rescue.  A skilled mariner, Dave often operates a boat for students and faculty working in the Department of Geology and the Oceanography program.

Outside of Bowdoin, Dave serves as Fire Chief/CEO of the Harpswell Neck Fire & Rescue, Inc.  Active in his community, Dave is on the board of directors of the Harpswell Community Broadcasting Co., and he is a past selectman for Town of Harpswell.

Dave especially enjoys his assignment in the Museum of Art, calling it "A unique opportunity to work in an environment that provides enlightenment into art objects and culture, taking the road less traveled."