GLOUCESTER — Chief Edward Conley is pleased to announce that Briana Tricomi has been selected to serve as the new jail diversion/mental health clinician for the Gloucester Police Department’s Community Impact Unit as a continued partnership with Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services.
Tricomi began her new position on Monday, July 19.
Through this role, Tricomi will assist officers with mental health-related cases and perform assessments to determine the most effective and impactful response. She will organize follow-up care services for individuals with identified needs, and will also attend calls with officers when appropriate. Additionally, she will train officers for improved and more consistent responses to mental health calls.
“We cannot fully express how happy we are to have someone as knowledgeable as Briana joining our team to collaborate with our officers to effectively support the mental health needs of our residents. It is so important for us to be able to connect those suffering from a mental health emergency to the proper care and resources,” said Chief Conley. “Getting focused and effective support is often difficult and with the help of Briana, we hope to facilitate this for those who need it.”
Tricomi previously served as a crisis clinician at Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services of Salem. She also worked as a mental health specialist at Mclean Hospital. While at Mclean Hospital, she was a part of the LEADER Program, which supports the wellness and mental health of police officers and others in uniform.
“As a native of the North Shore, I am passionate about serving my community and helping people in need of support in Gloucester,” Tricomi said. “Having access to mental health resources is critically important, and I’ve dedicated my career to ensuring people are supported. I look forward to continuing that work in Gloucester alongside the Community Impact Unit.”
She holds a bachelor’s degree in human services from Fitchburg State University and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Salem State University.
Grant funding for this position was provided by the Department of Mental Health and Beth Israel Lahey Health Services.
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