Following a distinguished 32 year career in law enforcement, Edward P. Deveau is Senior Director of Law Enforcement Relations at KeyMe.
As former Chief of Police for the Watertown Police Department, Deveau led the manhunt for the Boston Marathon Bombing suspects. A graduate of the FBI National Academy (having been invited to attend by the FBI Director), Mr. Deveau worked as Watertown’s Chief of Police for 14 years. In the wake of the Boston Marathon manhunt, Mr. Deveau testified before congress on lessons learned, and joined his officers at the White House as they received the Medal of Valor.
Mr. Deveau has received numerous awards during his career, including the Theodore Mann Regional Leadership Award in 2009, as well as awards from the Greater Boston Federal Executive Board and Middlesex Bar Association in 2013. Mr. Deveau has been recognized for his achievements by Senator Edward J. Markey at President Obama’s State of the Union. Mr. Deveau is an active member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and worked on the Communications and Technology Committee, working to keep law enforcement agencies around the country up to date on the latest in crime fighting technology. He is also a proud member of the FBI National Academy Alumni Association. Mr. Deveau began his Law Enforcement career in 1983 with the Watertown Police Department. Since then he served at every rank and worked within every division of the police department. He was later appointed to the Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council by Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Mr. Deveau served as the President of the North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) from 2009-2010 while also serving on the Executive Board of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association for over 10 years representing 54 Police Chiefs.
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