Belmont Police Department Announces Promotion of Capt. Christopher Donahue

Police Chief James Maclsaac, on behalf of the Belmont Police Department, is pleased to announce the promotion of Christopher Donahue to the rank of Captain.

Capt. Donahue was officially appointed to his new rank yesterday. Capt. Donahue was sworn in by Town Clerk Ellen O’Brien Cushman.

"I want to congratulate Capt. Donahue on his well-deserved promotion," said Police Chief Maclsaac. "Throughout his career, Capt. Donahue has shown unwavering dedication to the Belmont Police Department and I am confident he will excel in his newly appointed role."

Capt. Donahue is a Graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia (Session 254). The FBI National Academy is an elite law enforcement leadership program.

Capt. Donahue has been a member of the Belmont Police Department for 27 years, serving in various capacities. He began his career in 1996 as a patrol officer. In 2000, Capt. Donahue was promoted to sergeant, where he served the department for four years before his appointment to lieutenant in 2004.

In 2020, Capt. Donahue was assigned as the Officer in Charge of the department's Detective Division.

He has received numerous awards and commendations over his career including the Chief’s commendation 2011 and the Sept. 11 Award, presented by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office for his work with high-risk domestic violence cases.

The award is presented annually to one or more first responders or investigators for demonstrating extraordinary courage, bravery and/or selflessness in a way that is reminiscent of first responders who responded to the World Trade Center on 9/11, according to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office.