Chief Michael E. Botieri began his law enforcement career as a Plymouth Police Officer in May of 1985. He graduated from the First Municipal Police Officers Class held at the Plymouth Police Academy in December of 1985. He worked as Uniformed Patrol Officer until September of 1989, when he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. As Sergeant, he was assigned to the Uniformed Patrol Division as a Patrol Supervisor.
In October of 1996, he was promoted to the rank of Captain. As Captain, he was assigned to the Administrative Division. As head of Administration, he was responsible to oversee the Training Division, Records Division, Equipment, Procurement, and all Auxiliary Services attached to the Plymouth Police Department.
In February of 1997, the Captain assigned to the Operations Division retired. At this time, Captain Botieri was assigned to the Operations Division while continuing to oversee all administrative duties. In March of 2000, Captain Charles Chandler was appointed as head of the Administrative Division. At this time, Captain Botieri was designated as head of the Operations Division. His responsibilities included overseeing the Uniformed Division, Dispatchers, Detectives Division, Prosecution Division, Safety Officer, and Harbormaster’s Division.
Chief Robert J. Pomeroy retired on August 8, 2008, at which time Captain Botieri was named Acting Chief of Police. On November 18, 2008, Acting Chief Botieri was appointed as the eighth Permanent Chief of Police for the Town of Plymouth.
Chief Michael E. Botieri holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Southeastern Massachusetts University as well as a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College. Chief Botieri is a graduate of the 171st session of the FBI’s prestigious National Academy in Quantico, Virginia as well as the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Program. He is an active member of the New England Chapter FBI National Academy Associates and served as President in 2013. Chief Botieri is a former member of the adjunct faculty at Quincy College where he taught several courses in Criminal Justice. Chief Botieri was appointed by Governor Charles Baker to the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) in 2012, representing Southeastern Massachusetts Police Agencies.