Methuen Police Department Promotes Souther to Sergeant

Methuen Police Station. (WHAV News file photograph.)

Methuen Police Officer David Souther Jr. (Courtesy photograph.)

Methuen Police Officer David Souther Jr. was recently promoted from patrolman to sergeant.

He began his career with the Methuen Police Department in 2005 as a reserve officer. In 2012, he graduated from the full-time police academy in Boylston. Souther has assisted the department in various pilot programs for new technologies. From 2015 to 2017, he was a field training officer where he trained multiple officers. In 2017, Souther also worked in the evidence unit and Detective division, where he was trained as a sexual assault investigator, and later became a certified fire investigator from the State Fire Marshall’s Office, Office of Fire Protection Services and Massachusetts State Police.

In 2018, Souther returned to the patrol division.

Souther moved to Methuen in 1991, where he attended Methuen Public Schools and graduated from Methuen High School in 1998. He was a member of the Methuen High School Army JROTC program. He studied criminal justice and police science at Northern Essex Community College before going on to earn his bachelor’s in Criminal Justice Police Administration from Southern New Hampshire University in 2021.

Souther currently lives in Haverhill.

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