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The Central Middlesex Police Partnership (CMPP) was formed in 2016 out of a desire by the Police Departments of Acton, Bedford, Concord, Carlisle, Lincoln, Lexington, Stow, Maynard, and Hanscom Air Force Base to address growing concerns around substance abuse in their communities.  

CMPP aims to address opioid and other substance abuse issues through targeted and ongoing substance use prevention, intervention, and education programming.  

CMPP grew from the existing Jail Diversion Program (JDP), a unique partnership between these Police Departments, the Department of Mental Health, and Eliot Community Human Services, and grew to include the Domestic Violence Services Network and Concord District Court as community partners. The Jail Diversion Clinician works to address the mental health and substance use needs of people coming into contact with law enforcement through crisis intervention and referrals to services, and is a key component of CMPP.   

Goals of CMPP:

  • Reduce the number of opiate overdoses and substance misuse in our communities

  • Collaborate with local stakeholders to provide and supplement ongoing community and school substance use and mental health programming

  • Expand access to addiction and mental health treatment options and resources

  • Reduce stigma associated with mental health and addiction

CMPP is a member of PAARI, the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative, which supports Police Departments working to take action against addiction.  Learn more about PAARI here

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