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Lt. Marc Plourde & Lt. Charlie Ward

Lieutenant Marc Plourde has been with the Gainesville Police Department for 22 years. He is currently assigned to the Patrol Support Bureau. During his career Marc has spent time in the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, and the Narcotics Unit. Marc obtained his Bachelors in History from Jacksonville University and a Masters in Criminal Justine from St. Leo University. He can be reached at

Lieutenant Charlie Ward has been with the Gainesville Police Department for over 17 years. He is currently serving as a Dayshift Watch Commander in the Operations Bureau. During his career Charlie has held assignments in highway criminal interdiction, undercover narcotics, neighborhood street crimes, patrol, and as a K9 handler. Charlie obtained his Bachelors in Natural Resource Conservation from the University of Florida. He can be reached at

Lieutenants Plourde and Ward join The CopDoc Podcast on March 29, 2021.


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