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Freshly-minted Police Captain Jay A. Perault started as an MIT patrol officer and was most recently a detective. He’s also a software developer.
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Perault promoted to Captain

Jay A. Perault has been promoted to the rank of Captain of the Patrol Division of the MIT Police. Perault’s promotion is effective as of February 10, 2010.

Captain Albert F. Pierce, Jr. remains Chief of Staff for the Police, managing all aspects of the police other than the Patrol Division.

Both Perault and Pierce report to Police Chief John DiFava. DiFava also serves as Director of Facilities Operations and Security and is somewhat removed from the day-to-day operations of the police. DiFava’s office is in NE49, at 600 Technology Square, three-quarters of a mile northwest of the police station, W89.

Perault, 38, has risen to his position through the ranks. He began work at MIT in 1995 and served as a patrolman and a patrol sergeant.

In 2000, Perault left MIT and worked as a software developer for KPMG, the Big Four accounting firm.

In 2002, Perault returned to MIT as a detective, a position he held until his most recent promotion.

Before MIT, Perault was a patrol officer at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass.

Perault doesn’t plan on major changes to the police, and is happy with its performance. It’s a department “I’m proud to be in,” he said.