Who We Are


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

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 public safety and public health organizations nationwide create non-arrest pathways to treatment and recovery through their Operation 2 Save Lives program services.

The O2SL Team

Carol R. Gregory, Ph.D.

Dr. Carol Gregory is a Law Enforcement Subject Matter Expert and Primary Investigator. She provides consultation, policy writing and analysis, program development and evaluation, executive level reports, proposals and presentations, designs and teaches curriculum, and applies research methodology and statistical analysis to solve problems and build new capabilities. She is a seasoned researcher, published author, and award-winning instructor with extensive experience creating, evaluating, and improving programs and policy for military, federal, state and local agencies, secondary and higher educational institutions, and the private sector. Dr. Gregory leverages her 25 years of experience, in-depth knowledge and extensive skill set to deliver high quality, authoritative and defensible products for clients.

Patrick E. Horine, MSEL

Curriculum development support to Operation 2 Save Lives (O2SL). Mr. Horine is a Senior Curriculum Developer, Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation Program Manager. He has over 30 years of law enforcement, management and training experience. Mr. Horine has an extensive background in training and curriculum development. He has experience in developing and maintaining the Basic Police Officer Course curriculum as well as numerous basic, advanced and executive-level law enforcement courses.

Mr. Horine is a Missouri POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) certified law enforcement generalist instructor. He has developed and presented classes on curriculum development and risk management at the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) national conference (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019). Mr. Horine previously served as the Training Coordinator for four years at the Eastern Missouri Police Academy.

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