Wednesday - June 30, 2021
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Wednesday – June 30
Noon-1 p.m.
Topic: Municipal Mental-Health Policing Initiatives
Annabel Lane, LCSW, Brookline Police Department Crisis Intervention Team
Lieutenant Jennifer Paster, Brookline Police Department Crisis Intervention Team
Sergeant Chris Malinn, Brookline Police Department Crisis Intervention Team
Chief John Paciorek, Jr., Deerfield Police Department
Sergeant Jennifer Bartek, Deerfield Police Department

The Massachusetts Select Board Association will hold its annual leadership conference as a webinar series for the second year in a row.

The four-session series will be held on June 16 and 30 and July 14 and 28. All of the webinars will be held from noon to 1 p.m.

The Leadership Conference series will feature sessions geared toward both newly elected and more experienced select board members.

The June 30 session will focus specifically on mental health policing initiatives. Members of the Brookline Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Team will discuss how this blended unit of police and mental health professionals addresses the needs of those struggling with mental illness in their community.

Deerfield Police Chief John Paciorek Jr. and Sgt. Jennifer Bartak will also discuss a newly developed partnership between Clinical Support & Options, a Western Massachusetts-based behavioral health nonprofit, and the police departments in Deerfield, Greenfield and Montague to respond to mental health crises in the region.

The Leadership Conference webinar series is free, but advance registration is required for each webinar. Zoom registration information for the June 16 session was sent to all select board members by email in mid-May. Registration links for the remaining sessions will be sent after the conclusion of each previous session.

MMA Member Services Coordinator Isabelle Nichols,
Massachusetts Select Board Association