Mayor Domenic J. Sarno ’93 with Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood ’92 and her Springfield Police Department leadership team recently held a graduation ceremony and promotional pinning ceremony for their newest supervisors. Lawrence Akers ’18, Jeffrey Martucci ’00, John Zollo ’01, M’02, Stephen Sicard ’07, and Patrick Denault ’17 were among those promoted.
A lifelong Springfield resident, Captain Lawrence Akers ’18 has served as a Springfield police officer for 35 years. He was the first supervisor to serve in the Gaming Enforcement Unit. He is also the recipient of the Frank Murphy Medal of Valor.
Springfield native Captain Jeffrey Martucci ’00 has served as a Springfield police officer for 22 years. A former Springfield Police Cadet, he is also the head of SPD’s underwater recovery team. He has a master’s degree in criminal justice administration from Western New England University.
Raised in Springfield, Lieutenant John Zollo ’01, M’02 has been an SPD officer for 25 years. He is an Army veteran who served in Desert Storm. He has earned three departmental commendations and is a founding member of the Springfield Police Honor Guard. He received his master’s degree in criminal justice from WSU in 2002.
Sergeant Stephen Sicard ’07 has joined the ranks of supervisors assigned to Squad A. He has been a Springfield police officer for 13 years.
A Springfield native, Sergeant Patrick Denault ’17 has served as an SPD officer for eight years. A former Springfield Police Cadet for four years, he is a member of SPD’s Emergency Services Unit (ESU). He also served in the US Navy Reserves for six years.
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