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Townsend Police Lt. Mark Giancotti ready to retire after 27 years

Townsend cop started his law enforcement career in August 1995

Townsend Police Lt. Mark Giancotti will officially retire on Oct. 14, 2022. (COURTESY TOWNSEND POLICE DEPARTMENT)
Townsend Police Lt. Mark Giancotti will officially retire on Oct. 14, 2022. (COURTESY TOWNSEND POLICE DEPARTMENT)
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TOWNSEND — After 27 years on the job, Lt. Mark Giancotti is getting ready to retire from the Townsend Police Department.

Hired on Aug. 8, 1995 as a patrol officer, Giancotti was promoted to sergeant in 2002, and to lieutenant in 2015. Giancotti will retire officially on Oct. 14.

Giancotti holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Berkley, a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Curry College and he continuously worked to further his education. Giancotti also attended the 104th FBI-LEEDA Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives in 2014 as well as the FBI-LEEDA 143rd Supervisor Leadership Institute for Law Enforcement Executives in 2015.

“Lt. Giancotti is a dedicated, community-minded commander who spent his career working to make Townsend a better place,” Police Chief James Sartell said in a statement. “I thank him for his service to our community, and wish him well in his retirement.”

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