GLOUCESTER — John Rosenthal, chairman of the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.), and P.A.A.R.I. Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade are pleased to announce that Tito Rodriguez has been hired to step into the role of Care Advocate and Outreach Specialist. Rodriguez will assist P.A.A.R.I. and its police department partners with creating and expanding recovery programs for Gloucester Angel Initiative participants and others struggling with the disease of addiction to achieve a life in long-term recovery.
Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan Travels to Arizona to Speak about Opioid Epidemic, P.A.A.R.I. Programs
PHOENIX — John Rosenthal, chairman of the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.), is pleased to announce that Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan and P.A.A.R.I. Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade traveled to Arizona yesterday to speak about P.A.A.R.I., to attend the signing of an executive order that places a limit on first-time drug prescriptions, and to assist the Phoenix Police Department as it implements its own addiction recovery initiative.
MELROSE — Chief Michael L. Lyle announces that the Melrose Police Department will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this weekend, and encourages the public to drop off their unused or unwanted prescription medications.
The Police Council will communicate regularly with P.A.A.R.I. law enforcement partners and other police agencies to provide up-to-date policies, guidelines and trends to support police departments, sheriff’s offices, and district attorneys who seek to provide access to treatment for people suffering from the disease of addiction.
METHUEN — Mayor Stephen N. Zanni and Chief Joseph Solomon are pleased to report that the Methuen Police Department hosted a series of events as part of National Recovery Month this weekend.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Chief Harold Bickmore is pleased to announce that the Ellsworth Police Department has partnered with Healthy Acadia, other Hancock County law enforcement partners and the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative to begin their addiction recovery program, Project Hope (Heroin-Opiate Prevention Effort).
PEPPERELL – Police Chief David Scott is pleased to report that police officers from 10 area communities will undergo specialized training on how to respond to mental health emergencies and how to better serve members of their communities suffering from mental illness through the new Northwest Middlesex County Community Outreach Initiative Network (COIN).
Arlington Police Department responded to multiple heroin and drug overdoses last week, from Thursday to Sunday, where all three victims were revived. Two individuals were saved by the use of Narcan, the opioid reversal drug that has been widely distributed throughout town as part of a police-driven initiative.erick Ryan reports that the Arlington Police Department responded to multiple heroin and drug overdoses from Thursday to Sunday. All three victims were revived, including two victims saved by Narcan, one of whom who was brought back from the brink of death by a loved one who had been given a dose of Narcan through the Arlington Outreach Initiative.
METHUEN – Mayor Steve Zanni, Chief Joseph Solomon and the Methuen Police Department invite residents to take part in a Recovery Walk to raise awareness, reduce stigma and support those in the community who are recovering from alcohol and substance abuse as part of National Recovery Month.
EAST BRIDGEWATER – The East Bridgewater Police Department and EB HOPE (Help Outreach Prevention Education) are pleased to announce that EB HOPE has released a documentary highlighting their drop-in center.