Grand Marshal – Chief Jack Pilecki

In 1978 Jack Pilecki graduated from Wellesley High School. Five years later he became a patrolman in our Police Department.

Today Jack Pilecki is Wellesley’s 9th Chief of Police since the department’s inception in 1893.
Tall, energetic, striking in uniform, a marathon runner Jack Pilecki epitomizes the can-do man.
It’s only fitting he gets a new honor: Wellesley Celebrations Committee, a standing committee of the Select Board, Town of Wellesley honors Jack Pilecki as its Grand Marshal on the eve of his retirement after 41 years serving Wellesley.

Our Chief served as a patrolman until 1992, when he was appointed as the department’s court prosecutor. The Court Prosecutor acts as a liaison between the Wellesley Police Department and the Dedham District Court.

In 1997, he was promoted to sergeant where he supervised the evening and overnight shifts in the Patrol Division. In 2001, Chief Pilecki was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, and commanded the entire patrol division as well as the Emergency Communication Center. In 2013, Chief Pilecki was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief.

As Deputy Chief, he oversaw the day-to-day operation of the department, as well as large scale events and incidents.

Chief Pilecki implemented many of the changes that occurred to Boston Marathon security in Wellesley following the 2013 Boston bombings. This was a significant task, and Chief Pilecki worked and coordinated with many other local, state, and federal agencies during the transition. Chief Pilecki also currently serves as the chair of the Wellesley Traffic Committee, a collaborative group comprised of town departments that works to resolve traffic issues within the town.

Chief Jack Pilecki’s leadership and community policing philosophy have made our town a better place.  Chief Pilecki dedicated his career to a safe and secure Wellesley.

We thank him and wish him well in retirement.

May 18th & 19th, 2024