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Fellow Officers, County Officials, friends, and family gathered on Jan. 12 to celebrate the retirement of Master Police Officer Alan McDowell, Jr., who has been with the JCCPD since 1991. Commended for his dedication, MPO McDowell was given his retirement badge by Interim Chief Dallman and celebrated for his contributions to the JCCPD and James City County.
Alan McDowell, Jr. was hired by the James City County Police Department on April 1, 1991, and served until his retirement on November 30, 2022. During his career, MPO McDowell served as a Patrol Officer, School Resource Officer, Homeland Defense Officer, and Crime Prevention Officer.
In addition to his regular duties, Alan served on the department’s SWAT Team and Tactical Field Force. During his career, Alan also achieved instructor certifications in numerous disciplines, including Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Baton, OC, EVOC /Driving, Basic Life Support, Naloxone, Project Lifesaver, and RAD.
MPO McDowell also achieved and has kept his certification as a state and nationally-certified Crime Prevention Specialist. He has an associate degree in Criminal Justice from J. Sergeants Reynolds Community College and has continued his education at Virginia Commonwealth University.
In his career, McDowell has been awarded:
We would like to publicly thank and praise MPO McDowell for his service to our community and his honorable career with our department.
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