On Tuesday, March 20, 2012, Chief Terry Cunningham and Deputy Chief Brooks appeared before the Wellesley Board of Selectmen to recommend that Officer Brian Spencer be promoted to the rank of sergeant. The Board of Selectmen overwhelmingly agreed, and Officer Spencer was promoted.
Officer Spencer currently serves as the Wellesley Police Department's safety and school liaison officer and has twenty-five years experience in the field of law enforcement. He worked as a patrolman for the Lexington Police department from 1987 to 1995. Between 1995 and 2000, he worked at the Middlesex Sheriff’s Department and the Governor’s Alliance Against Drugs, both in a capacity where he supervised the work of others. In 2000, he was hired as a patrolman with the Wellesley Police Department.
In his capacity as the school liaison officer, he oversees the Town’s school crossing guards, designs and presents educational programs to children in the Town’s grammar, middle and high schools, serves on the Youth Commission, attends meetings of, and liaises with, school PTO’s, prosecutes criminal cases at juvenile court, works with the Town’s elder population and along with the Town’s Youth Director runs a youth academy for middle school students every summer.
Officer Spencer holds a Bachelor’s degree Criminal Justice from Suffolk University and has completed extensive training, much of it in the areas of crime prevention and child safety.
Congratulations, Sergeant Spencer!