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Captain McGovern began his career with the Boca Raton Police Services Department in 1994. Prior to his appointment as a police officer, he was a college intern with Boca Raton Police. Captain McGovern has served in a variety of assignments as an officer, detective, Tactical Team officer, sergeant and lieutenant.
Captain McGovern serves as Commander of the SWAT Team. Captain McGovern has a Bachelor Degree in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University and a Masters in Criminal Justice from Lynn University. Captain McGovern is a graduate of the Command Officers Development Course from the Southern Police Institute. Captain McGovern also served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1991-1997.
Captain McGovern received the Officer of the Year Award in 1998. He has also received a Meritorious Award, Officer of the Month, and Officer of the Quarter Award during his service. Captain McGovern is a member of several professional organizations including International Association of Chiefs of Police and Florida Chief's of Police Association.