Chief Mac Donald started his Law Enforcement Career as a Military Police Correctional Specialist at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. After being honorably discharged he moved to Corpus Christi, where he joined the Corpus Christi Police Department in January 1980. Chief Mac Donald spent 30 years on the Corpus Christi Police Department having worked patrol, investigations, supervising patrol shifts and investigations bureaus. He was also assigned as Traffic Captain for six years and District Captain for four years before retiring on May 31, 2010.
Chief Mac Donald has a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Texas A & M Corpus Christi. He attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in 2007. He has received awards from the Director of the Secret Service and the U. S. Attorney for his part in solving a national check counterfeiting ring.
Chief Mac Donald is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Texas Police Chief Association, FBI National Academy Associates, Texas Police Association and the Texas Municipal Police Association. He is also a Rotarian.
"I chose the City of Uvalde to be the Chief of Police because I saw a wonderful well governed community of hard-working citizens whose Police Department had a multitude of Chiefs during the last ten years. I truly believe I can make a difference in Uvalde. My wife and I have been welcomed into the community and we have been blessed. We feel like Uvalde will be our home for a long time."
Within the last year the Police Department management team has been working hard upgrading technology, introducing new equipment, improving community relations, increasing accountability for job performance and maintaining high standards. All the while, we are being responsive to the community we serve.
Officers’ training has been increased through a partnership with the Middle Rio Grande Police Academy. The management, supervisors and officers of the department maintain good working relationships with other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The Uvalde Police Department is well on its way to becoming the premier police department in the region.
I personally want the citizens of Uvalde to know I am at their service. I will be glad to attend community group meetings, speak at events, and want to hear your input. I have an open door policy and the citizens are welcome to visit with me or call anytime about their concerns.