The Opioid Epidemic
Why Cops Are Sending People with Addiction to Treatment Instead of Jail
March 16, 2016
Chief of Police, Gloucester, MA
Chief Campanello holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Northeastern University and a master’s in criminal justice administration from Boston University. He has published papers on restorative justice models and juvenile justice. He has recently promoted the concept of “alternative policing,” which involves combining the best ideas from traditional policing and community policing into a collaborative effort to reduce crime and increase the quality of life for all Gloucester residents, as well as partnering with organizations and citizens to reduce recidivism within the criminal justice system. Campanello has also lectured at area colleges and police training seminars on narcotics investigations, investigation of missing and exploited children, and collaborative policing.
In June 2015, Campanello and the Gloucester Police Department launched the Gloucester Angel Initiative, which has since garnered national and international attention as a workable law enforcement model to reduce addiction in communities and the crimes associated with it. Shortly after the formation of this initiative, Campanello co-founded the Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative (PAARI) with businessman and social activist John Rosenthal to support the Angel Initiative and to support law enforcement entities that want to become part of the demand side of the solution to this epidemic.
Chief of Police, Arlington, MA
Ryan holds a master’s degree from Framingham State University in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and has studied at the Law Enforcement Command Institute at Babson College. In 2013, Ryan completed the State & Local Government Executive Education program at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. Ryan is a 1981 graduate of Arlington High School, where he was a student athlete and Greater Boston League Football All-Star.
Ryan is an active member of the FBI National Academy Associates and an active member of the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs of Police Association, and sits on the executive board of the Greater Boston Police Council. Ryan has been trained as a promotional assessor by the Massachusetts Human Resources Division (HRD) and has served as an assessor on dozens of criminal justice promotional panels.