Chief McNeil is in his 30th year in law enforcement and was sworn in as the 9th Chief of the Somerset Police Department in 2014. During his career, he has worked for the Randolph Police Department as a patrol officer, police prosecutor, patrol sergeant, a shift commander and accreditation manager. He has been an adjunct professor for Bridgewater State University for 10 years. The Chief continues to do assessments of Massachusetts police departments for the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission and was recently appointed to the Standards Committee for the Commission.
He attended Michigan State University, the University of Rhode Island, and Anna Maria College. He has a Bachelor of Science from URI and Master of Arts from Anna Maria College. He has also attended many specialized classes in the criminal justice field, including Train-the-Trainer, FBI hostage negotiations, Incident Command, Prevention and Deterrence of Terrorist Acts, and in February of 2015 Chief McNeil attended FBI LEEDA training for police executives sponsored by the Boston field office of the FBI. Chief McNeil continues in educating himself in order to make his department the best it can be.
Within the past two years, Chief McNeil helped organize the Bristol County Chiefs of Police Association. He was subsequently elected secretary of the organization.