LPD promotes six officers

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LEWISTON – Six officers at the Lewiston Police Department have received promotions.

Sgt. Mark Cornelio and Sgt. James Minkowsky have been promoted to the rank of lieutenant; Detective Marc Robitaille and Cpl. Jeffrey Parshall to the rank of sergeant; and Officers Gregory Boucher and Trevor Campbell to the rank of corporal and detective, respectively.

Cornelio, 43, joined the department in 1989. He is a graduate of the Maine Crimianl Justice Academy. He has served in the patrol division, has worked an assignment with the Lewiston Police Drug Unit, and was promoted to detective in 1995 where he investigated felony crimes. He was promoted to sergeant in 1996, and assigned to the patrol division.

Cornelio has an associate’s degree in business administration from the University of Maine and is working toward a bachelor’s degree.

Minkowsky, 38, joined the department in 1990. He is a graduate of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, and has specialized training in child abuse and domestic violence issues. He was promoted to sergeant in 1998, where he was assigned to the patrol division and then supervised the youth and family services division from 2000 until this recent promotion.

A licensed forensic polygraph examiner, he serves in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He has a bachelor’s degree in administration of justice from the University of Maine.

Robitaille, 39, joined the department in 1990. He is a graduation of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, and has served in the patrol division, was a DARE officer and is a volunteer with the Maine Special Olympics. He was promoted to detective in 1999, where he investigated felony crimes.

He is an instructor for the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and a training officer for the Lewiston department. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Maine.

Parshall, 45, joined the department in 1984. A graduate of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, he has served in the patrol division and the police drug unit. He was promoted to corporal in 2004.

He is a firearms instructor and field training officer for the Lewiston department, and a member of the U.S. Army National Guard from 1981 to 1984.

Boucher, 31, joined the department in 1996. A graduate of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, he served in the patrol division and worked an assignment with the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency.

A field training officer and firearms instructor for the Lewiston department, he attends the University of Maine at Augusta, where he is working on a degree in criminal justice.

Campbell, 39, joined the department in 1995 after working as a jail supervisor for the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department. A graduate of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, he served in the patrol division and worked an assignment with the Central Maine Violent Crime Task Force.

Campbell was the Lewiston Police Relief Association Officer in 2006, and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1986 to 1990.

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