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BCPD Promotes Three Officers to Sergeant

(L-R) Laurene Spiess, Carl Mascioli and Jeffrey Postell have earned their stripes at BCPD. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

By Reid Oslin | Chronicle Staff

Published: Feb. 2, 2012

 The Boston College Police Department recently welcomed three new sergeants, two of whom will handle newly created assignments in the department.

Jeffrey Postell has been appointed sergeant for Community Policing and Laurene Spiess has been named sergeant for Accreditation and Training – both new positions – while Carl Mascioli was promoted to patrol sergeant, where he will help supervise BCPD’s overnight shift.

University Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police praised the three new sergeants. “Jeff Postell is a very enthusiastic, very creative young man who will be working with student groups. Laurene Spiess is also committed to community policing. Her primary assignment will be to help shepherd our department though its quest for accreditation. She’s very bright, eager and committed to Boston College.
“A long-time member of our force, Carl Mascioli previously served as an administrative officer,” King added. “In that role we got a chance to see some of his organizational skills and got a sense of his commitment to the department’s mission and what we are both accomplishing and building for the future.”
King said the trio of new sergeants was selected after a series of interviews with University police officials and representatives from the Office of Student Affairs.
Postell joined the Boston College police force in 2009 after serving as a captain of campus police at Lesley University and as a patrol officer and assistant chief of police for the Murphy, NC, Police Department. At BC, he has been instrumental in launching several community service projects involving department members as well as BCPD’s new Facebook page.
A firefighter and emergency medical technician prior to joining BCPD in 1996, Spiess has worked as a sexual assault investigator, CPR instructor, Rape Aggression Defense instructor and crime prevention officer.
Mascioli, a member of BCPD since 1988, is also a certified EMT. He previously served as a campus police officer at Babson College and was an auxiliary police officer in the town of Wayland. In addition to his patrol supervisor duties, he teaches defensive tactics and is the firearms instructor for BCPD.