The Wellesley Police Department would like to congratulate Sergeant Brian Spencer on his recent retirement!
Brian’s law enforcement career began in his hometown of Lexington, Massachusetts. Brian was appointed to the Lexington Police Department and subsequently served 8 years there as a police officer. He worked in both the patrol division and as Lexington’s DARE officer, the precursor to the School Resource Officer (SRO). In addition to the Lexington Schools, Brian also served at Hanscom Air Force Base with their DARE program while in Lexington.
Brian then worked for the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office, and at the State House in leadership roles.
In 2000, Brian joined the Wellesley Police Department. Brian initially began in the patrol division, and then was appointed as the department’s School Resource Officer (SRO). Brian served for many years as the SRO, and was well known throughout the schools and the community.
Brian was promoted to Sergeant, and moved back to the patrol division. He continued to work with the schools as well. For the last few years, he was the supervisor of the Community Services Unit, and oversaw the SRO’s, Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), and many other of the outreach programs that the Wellesley Police Department offers.
Brian started many of the programs that are now the foundation of the Wellesley Police Department, most notably the department’s Youth Academy that is held in conjunction with the Youth Commission. Brian also started the department’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), and worked with the Wellesley Schools on school security for the last several years. He was one of the first “ALICE” school security instructors, and trained most of the faculty and staff during the initial phases of implementation. Brian worked with many Houses of Worship and Temple Beth on safety and security for many years as well.
Brian and his wife also raised three children, successfully getting all three into college and beyond. In total, Brian has over 35 years of service to the community through Law Enforcement and Government service, 22 of those years in Wellesley.
As a great summary of Brian’s career, he stayed late on his last official day of work to take part in formal police officer candidate interviews for the department.
Chief Jack Pilecki and everyone at the Wellesley Police Department sincerely wishes Brian Spencer and his family good luck in his retirement, and on the next chapter in their life.