Doug Muldoon is a Director of Law Enforcement Relations after a law enforcement career of more than 38 years. Doug is a retired Chief of Police for the Palm Bay Police Department in Florida, Director Muldoon serves as the liaison between ecoATM and the many law enforcement agencies it works closely with domestically and internationally to uphold strict, extensive security standards and practices made possible by its partnership with law enforcement.
Doug began his law enforcement career in 1976 with the Palm Bay Police Department in East Central Florida. He worked in an agency that covered a city of 65 square miles and at the time had a population of approximately 7,500. During his career he worked in all areas of the police department and became a part of the senior staff in 1983 holding the rank of Lieutenant. During the 1980’s Palm Bay was one of the top 10 cities for growth in the United States. In 1987, Muldoon was promoted to Captain and Major in 1994. In 2002 he was promoted to Deputy Chief before being appointed Chief of Police in February 2011, marking the first time in more than 36 years an internal candidate achieved that rank. The city has since grown to a population of more than 109,000 residents within more than 100 square miles and is Central Florida’s second-largest city.
Doug attended the FBI National Academy in April of 1988. He was active with the Florida Chapter and became a board member in 1994 and Chapter President in 1998. In 1999 he was appointed as the Executive Secretary – Treasurer of this organization with more than 800 members. In 2005 Doug was elected to the FBINAA Executive Board and served as the President of this international organization representing more than 16,000 members in more than 170 countries. In 2014 Doug assumed a role with the FBINAA Charitable Foundation and serves as the Chairman of that board. He is also active in several other organizations. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Florida Police Chiefs Association, and the Brevard County Chiefs Association where he served as President in 2009.
He is a graduate of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, (52nd Session), FBI Leadership in Counter-Terrorism international program (LinCT), Florida Department of Law Enforcement Executive Institute’s Senior Leadership Program, the Florida State University Certified Public Manager Program and Leadership Brevard. He serves on committees with the Florida Police Chiefs Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Palm Bay Hospital Advisory Board, and Advisory Board for Survive First, Anti-Defamation League Recognition Selection Committee and active member of the Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS). Chief Muldoon was appointed in June 2014 to the advisory board for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA.
Doug served as a member of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) for the Brevard FBI Resident Agency, Tampa, Florida FBI Field Office since 2003 until his retirement.
United States Congressman Bill Posey recognized Chief Muldoon for his accomplishments in the Congressional Record December 2, 2013.
In 2013 he was recognized along with Dr. Peter Pappas by Transforming Local Governments Alliance for Innovations for developing the Tac-Tel medicine program. This provides a secured video feed into the trauma center at Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne FL whenever SWAT is deployed. It permits a trauma surgeon to triage injures an officer or others may receive during a critical incident and allows them to visually prepare for the individual to be received in the hospital already having seen the extent of the injuries via video from the scene.
Chief Muldoon also coordinated a partnership with IntegenX Company in Pleasanton, California to develop the first ever Rapid DNA technology in the world. This first Rapid DNA machine can provide DNA profiles within 90 minutes in an office setting. In 2012 at the International Chiefs of Police Association conference held in San Diego, a press conference was held to announce the technology was now available worldwide. We received international recognition for this partnership.
In May of 2017 Doug was honored by the Florida Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates by having the newly created “Member of the Year” award named after him. A quote from President Tim Cannon “Doug’s national and international achievements, along with representation of the FBI National Academy Associates, is held in the highest regard in the Florida Chapter.”
In June of 2017 the Florida Chiefs of Police also recognized Doug’s accomplishments transitioning into the private sector and continuing to providing support to law enforcement with the “Pillars of Success” annual award.
His agency was known for looking at innovative ways to improve law enforcement using new technologies and building community partnerships.
Muldoon is also a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from the University of Central Florida.