Fed­er­als­burg names Michael McDer­mott new po­lice chief

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FED­ER­ALS­BURG — Michael McDer­mott, a 36-year law en­force­ment vet­eran, is the new chief of the Fed­er­als­burg Po­lice De­part­ment, the town an­nounced in a news re­lease.

McDer­mott was cho­sen from a pool of 65 ap­pli­cants, and will be­gin his new job Thurs­day, Nov. 15. He was in­tro­duced at the mayor and coun­cil’s meet­ing Mon­day, Nov. 5.

“Chief McDer­mott is a great fit for the Town of Fed­er­als­burg,” said Mayor Chuck Plan­ner. “His lead­er­ship ex­pe­ri­ence, ad­vanced train­ing and im­pres­sive record of ac­com­plish­ments will be a great as­set to the pub­lic safety needs of our com­mu­nity.”

In 1981, McDer­mott earned a de­gree in crim­i­nal jus­tice from Wake For­est Univer­sity and be­gan his law en­force­ment ca­reer. Since then, he has served as chief of po­lice in Holly Springs, N.C., and Snow Hill; and in Septem­ber, he re­tired af­ter 30 years with the Worces­ter County Sher­iff’s Of­fice, where he had served as com­man­der of each divi­sion.

McDer­mott is also a vet­eran of the U.S. Army.

He and his wife, Laura, have been mar­ried 35 years and have two adult chil­dren: Nate, a cap­tain in the U.S. Army, sta­tioned at Fort Hood in Texas, with his wife, Rachel, and their child, Ben­jamin; and Amanda, a flight at­ten­dant for Amer­i­can Air­lines, liv­ing in Char­lotte, N.C.


Fed­er­als­burg’s mayor and coun­cil an­nounced its pick for the town po­lice force’s new chief at the town meet­ing Mon­day, Nov. 5. Left to right are Coun­cilmem­ber Scott Phillips; Coun­cilmem­ber David Morean; Mayor Chuck Plan­ner; Chief Michael McDer­mott and his wife, Laura McDer­mott; Coun­cilmem­ber Stephen Bollinger; and Coun­cilmem­ber Ed Wind­sor.

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