MacDonald Investigations & Protection, established in March of 2015, is located in Pembroke Massachusetts. We’re a private investigative firm that brings talent and experience to solving problems that confront it’s clients. Joseph MacDonald and staff are dedicated to investigations and bringing the facts of the case to our clients.
We take great pride in our personal and dedicated approach to the services we provide. We have a part-time staff consisting of retired law-enforcement state and federal officers. Our staff is knowledgable and bilingual. -Se hable espanol
Joseph MacDonald is the President of MacDonald Investigations, Consulting and Protection. Holding degrees in the criminal justice field including a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Western New England College; a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Curry College.
Mr. MacDonald had a highly decorated thirty year career with the Boston Police Department serving in various districts and units, retiring at the rank of Sergeant Detective on February 27,2015. During his career he received dozens of commendations, including the medal of honor from the Boston Police Department and the Hanna Award from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, commendations from The United States Attorney in Boston, FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Office, as well as a number of Senators, Representatives, Congressmen, many local officials, community groups and citizens.
From 2008 until February 2015 Mr. MacDonald served as a lead investigator in police involved shootings. Also assisted in the training of the officers assigned to the Firearms Discharge Investigation Team.
From 2009 to 2014 was assigned to the Homicide Unit as a squad leader and part of the team that developed new protocols for the Boston Homicide Unit.
From May 2010-July2010, Mr MacDonald investigated the homicide of a young boy in the Heath Street area, as a result of this investigation the first court ordered electronic surveillance on a gang related Homicide,was carried out. This warrant was upheld by the Supreme Judicial Court in Comm v. Hearns. This case led the suspect Timothy Hearns to plead guilty to 35 years. No appeal.
Mr. MacDonald has served in the United States Attorney’s Office Organized Crime Strike Force, FBI Organized Crime Unit and the DEA. While assigned to DEA, Mr. MacDonald took part in an investigation and wiretap that led to the seizure of 124 Kilos of Cocaine, coming from Mexico to Boston. Mr. MacDonald received a commendation from the DEA for this investigation.
Mr. MacDonald has also received the following specialized training.
The Human Dynamics and The Investigation of the Use of Deadly Force
Force Science Institute October 2010
Certificate in Death Investigation
University Of New Haven-New Haven, CT 2007
Weapons of Mass Destruction Protection & Decontamination for Law EnforcementTraining of Critical Incidents
DelValle Institute For Emergency Preparedness
Characteristics of an Armed Gun Man
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Drug Enforcement Administration
Collection and Preservation of Physical Evidence / Fingerprinting and Basic Classification of Fingerprints
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Rape Investigation (Certified Rape Investigator)
Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council
Certification Course in Search Warrants
Boston Police Academy
Certification Course on Gypsy and other Traveling Criminal Organizations
New England State Police Information Network
Certification Course on Narcotics Identification
Certification Course on Interview and Interrogation
John E. Reid & Associates Inc.
Certification Course on the Use of a Sound Meter
City of Boston Environment Department
Managing with Integrity and Effectiveness
Regional Community Policing Institute for New England
Joseph G. Sirignano
Joseph G. Sirignano comes to MacDonald Investigations with great Expertise in Investigations and Surveillance. He is a highly decorated Detective.
Joe retired from the Boston Police Department with 41 years of experience, 21 of those years in the Bureau of Investigative Services.
He has received 5 Awards from the United States Department of Justice for his Investigative skills.
Joe has also been awarded Numerous New England Narcotic Enforcement Officer awards for investigations.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has recognized him, for his outstanding Investigative Capability.
Joe has been the recipient of several awards from the Boston Police Depart for Meritorious police duty.
I have known Joe for many years, he was a great Detective while in law enforcement and is now, a great investigator in the private sector. I recently hired him for a criminal case and he pursued a witness relentlessly. I will definitely use him again.
Given Joe’s extensive and decorated career in law enforcement, he comes with specialized knowledge, contacts and training which sets him apart from other private investigators. Joe assisted me in a very sensitive investigation requiring witness location and interviewing. Joe is a seasoned investigator and consummate professional.
I am very pleased with Joe's work. He got the case and responded immediately. The information he gathered made it possible for my to provide my client with a complete defense. I would highly reccommend Joe