Associate Magazine-Jan/Mar 2021

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1994, he transferred to the River Vale Police Department as a Pa- trolman. In 1995, Michael was assigned to the Detective Bureau and was promoted in 1998 to the rank of Detective Sergeant. Af- ter a noteworthy term in the Detective Bureau, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2001 and assigned to command the operations division. In 2007, Michael was promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned as the department’s Executive Officer. On January 1, 2009, Michael McCann was promoted to the rank of Chief of Police of the River Vale Police Department. Michael retired from the River Vale Police Department on November 1st, 2013 after a 25-year career. Doug Muldoon , Director of Law Enforcement Relations – Chief (Ret.), Palm Bay Police Department, FL (Member – IACP Transna- tional Crime Committee) Doug began his law enforcement career in 1976 with the Palm Bay Police Department in East Central Florida. He worked in an agency that covered a city of 65 square miles and at the time had a population of approximately 7,500. During his career he worked in all areas of the police department and became a part of the senior staff in 1983 holding the rank of Lieuten- ant. During the 1980’s Palm Bay was one of the top 10 cities for growth in the United States. In 1987, Muldoon was promoted to Captain and Major in 1994. In 2002 he was promoted to Deputy Chief before being appointed Chief of Police in February 2011, marking the first time in more than 36 years an internal candi- date achieved that rank. The city has since grown to a population of more than 109,000 residents within more than 100 square miles and is Central Florida’s second-largest city. Jim Smith , Director of Law Enforcement Relations – Chief (Ret.), Monterey Park Police Department, CA (Member – IACP Police Investigative Operations Committee) Director Smith began his career with the Monterey Park Police Department as a Police Explorer Scout in 1981. He later be- came a Reserve Police Officer in 1983 while he worked in private industry. In 1992, he became a full time Police Officer working in the Patrol Bureau. He was assigned to the Detective Bureau in 1993 where he worked until 2000. During his time in the Detective Bureau he was assigned as the Crimes Against Persons Detective (Robbery, Homicide, Assaults) until 1997 when he was promoted to Sergeant. As a Detective Sergeant he supervised the Depart-

ment’s Crime Impact Team which was responsible for Gang, Narcotics, and Asian Organized Crime investigations. During that time, he forged excellent relationships with Federal partners most notably the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He also worked assignments in Pa- trol and Community Relations as a Sergeant. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2002 and to Captain in 2003. Jim served as Chief of Police for the Monterey Park Police Department from September 2009 until his retirement in February of 2020. This team is available to assist law enforcement and their contact information is available at . PARTNER WITH US As you can see, cellphones have become a part of every- one’s daily life and can also be the target for those looking to steal your device. The numbers are staggering to see how many are lost or stolen annually. ecoATM takes a person’s safety into consideration for a safe location for a transaction to take place, verses meeting a stranger at a location or using a website or phone app to sell to an unknown individual. ecoATM collects data on all transactions and exceeds all local and state require- ments and has proven to be extremely helpful to law enforce- ment in identifying individuals involved in criminal activity. Currently there are over 4,400 kiosks in the United States, UK, Germany and France, and growing. We ask that you contact us for any further information and even book a webinar or in person training class. We can be reached at .

About the Author: Doug Muldoon (Chief Ret.) is a Direc- tor of Law Enforcement Relations for ecoATM. He has over 38 years in the law enforcement profession and has been recognized domestically and internation- ally for innovations in law enforcement. He has been a part of the ecoATM Law Enforcement team since January 2015. He previously served as the International President of the FBI National Academy Associates in 2013 and currently serves as the Chair of the FBINAA Charitable Foundation. He serves on the IACP Trans- national Crime Committee and is a board member of C.L.E.A.R. He meets with law enforcement, along with

his colleagues, to educate them on the assistance ecoATM brings at no cost. He can be reached at: or LinkedIn doug-muldoon-15b2264/.


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