Paul Mascari was named director and chief of Marquette University’s Department of Public Safety in 2014 and the university’s first chief of police in 2015. Chief Mascari, who has been with Marquette since 2004, was instrumental in the process that led to the passage of 2013 Wisconsin Act 265, which granted Marquette the authority to create and operate a police department. He led the 90 members of the new Marquette University Police Department through their inaugural year, during which time the MUPD achieved a more than 20% decrease in crime compared to the previous year.
Chief Mascari is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a current officer in the Coast Guard Reserves. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his master’s degree in public service - criminal justice administration from Marquette.