The Charles County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce Fleet Manager Bruce MacLean has been appointed to the Ford Motor Company Police Advisory Board.
The board is comprised of 22 members who represent the police community and funnel information to and from Ford. Board members participate in new product development and assess proposals made by Ford and by the law enforcement community. "Membership on Ford's Police Advisory Board is highly sought after but few people are offered the opportunity to serve," said Charles County Sheriff Frederick E. Davis. "This board is comprised of highly-qualified police fleet professionals and we are honored Bruce was chosen to represent our region. Bruce's experience in law enforcement and his knowledge of vehicle-related matters are an asset to the Sheriff's Office and will help him make many valuable contributions as a member of the Board."
Each of Ford's six government regions has three positions on the board and each of those members serves a two-year term. A representative from the Michigan State Police and from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department have permanent spots on the board. The United States Government and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are also represented.
Members are selected by Ford and by current members of the Board. Criteria include a willingness to serve, the support of the members department, experience in the police fleet field, an ability to work with others and effectively assess proposals, effective communication skills and a desire to improve the product offered by Ford to increase officer safety.
The board meets about three times a year at various locations throughout the country at Ford's expense. Conference calls are held as needed throughout the year.
As the Sheriff's Office's fleet manager, MacLean maintains a fleet of more than 300 Agency vehicles - mostly Ford Crown Victoria police cruisers. He creates vehicle-related policies that ensure vehicle safety, purchases new vehicles and disposes of old vehicles. He is retired from the Maryland State Police and is a resident of Charlotte Hall.