After retiring from the Birmingham police force, McDonald joined the Argo Police Department. In 1999, as one of three full-time police officers in the department, McDonald was promoted to being a shift commander. The following year found him working for the Morris Police Department, where he became a sergeant before being hired as Kimberly's police chief in July 2001. McDonald resigned from the post on November 16th of that year.
|Chief of Kimberly Police Department|
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- "Tarrant man faces charges after truck chase in towns." (December 15, 2000). The Birmingham News.
- "Kimberly hires retired officer from Birmingham as police chief." (July 20, 2001). The Birmingham News.