Scott C. Allen
Retired Chief of Police in East Bridgewater (Massachusetts), with over 25 years of law enforcement experience. He is a certified police academy instructor, community activist, and regional law enforcement leader advocating for those struggling with substance use disorders and behavioral health issues. He played a lead role in creating a regional substance use drop-in center in 2015 as a volunteer with local non-profit, EB HOPE, that aided in the development of the county-wide outreach program.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Plymouth State University (NH) and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Western New England University (MA). Chief Allen was a member of the Massachusetts Governor’s Council to Address Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. He created a specialized Domestic Violence Outreach Unit, Behavioral Health Outreach Unit, and Kid In Need (KIN) program, which assists drug endangered children and their families.
Allen is a Certified Instructor for the Massachusetts Police Training Committee (MPTC), past member for the Southeastern Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Plymouth County Chiefs of Police Association and the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association.
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. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from Southeastern Massachusetts University as well as a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College. He is a graduate of the 171st session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia as well as the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Program.
He is a past President and member of the New England Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates, Southeastern Massachusetts Police Chief’s Association, and the Plymouth County Police Chief’s Association.
He was appointed to the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC), is a member of the Senior Staff as well as a Certified Instructor for the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) at the Plymouth Police Academy.
Mr. Allen and Mr. Botieri have been advocates for providing support and resources to help law enforcement agencies nationwide create non-arrest pathways to treatment and recovery through the Police Assisted Addiction & Recovery Initiative (PAARI).