Community Services Solutions was founded in 2020, the result of a collaboration between innovative police chiefs, public health, healthcare and recovery leaders, who helped launch a police-engaged, multi-institutional outreach program based on opioid crisis-driven community needs.
We are applying years of law enforcement leadership and subject matter experience collaborating with public health experts to provide community-based integrated solutions for behavioral health problems. Under the leadership and guidance of Chief Allen (Retired) and Chief Botieri, their Southeastern Massachusetts communities in four years gained national recognition for saving lives by connecting at-risk persons, their family members and loved ones to substance use treatment, recovery and support services.
Scott C. Allen
Retired Chief of Police East Bridgewater (MA), over 25 years law enforcement experience, police academy instructor, community activist, and regional law enforcement leader advocating for those struggling with substance use disorders and behavioral health issues, played lead role in creating a regional substance use drop-in center.
Michael E. Botieri
a Police Chief for the largest municipality in Massachusetts by area for the past decade, nearly 35 years as a police officer, FBI National Academy graduate, Senior Staff, and police academy instructor, in 2015 collaborated with a local hospital implementing post overdose support teams, which was a key initiative in creating a county-wide outreach program in Southeastern Massachusetts.
Together, Allen and Botieri helped to create the county-wide substance use outreach program, which has received national recognition for its advocacy and work to address substance use disorders and has been awarded $1.5 million in grant funding support