For Immediate Release - February 23, 2015

Probation Commissioner Edward Dolan Appoints New Director of the Electronic Monitoring Program

(Boston, MA) - Massachusetts Commissioner of Probation Edward J. Dolan has appointed Thomas Pasquarello as the new Statewide Manager of the Electronic Monitoring Center. Pasquarello will start his new position at the center on March 2nd.

The Monitoring Center in Clinton, Massachusetts is the headquarters for the Massachusetts Probation Service’s Electronic Monitoring (ELMO) Program. The Center is a 365-day, 24-hour operation which employs a 40-member staff. The employees closely monitor the whereabouts of 3,000 probationers and parolees who are sentenced to wear the GPS bracelet.

Pasquarello, formerly the Police Chief for the City of Somerville, brings to the position more than 30 years of municipal and federal law enforcement experience.

Among Pasquarello’s duties as the Statewide Manager of ELMO are the development and implementation of ELMO Center operation policies and practices, management of ELMO Center operations and oversight of staff, ensuring compliance with subpoenas for records and testimony by ELMO staff, monitoring the issuance of warrants by the on-call staff.

“We are pleased to have Mr. Pasquarello join the Massachusetts Probation Service. He brings to the service many years of successful professional experience, exemplary skills, and knowledge,” said Commissioner Edward J. Dolan.

Pasquarello was appointed Chief of Police in Somerville in 2010 where he managed the department’s Emergency Operations Center, the Emergency 911 Dispatch Center, and the Department’s Information Technology and Video monitoring programs. For nearly three decades he was assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a Special Agent. Pasquarello is also multi-lingual.

As a Senior Executive- Special Agent, Pasquarello has served as the director for law enforcement personnel, operations, investigations, and training programs throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. He has also worked in Boston, Miami, Dallas, New York, Washington, DC, and Connecticut.

Pasquarello earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. He graduated from Northeastern University with a master’s degree in Public Administration as well as completed the Senior Executive Management Program of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.