Mar 3, 2014

TOA’s Mental Health - Portland Police Liaison Awarded Civilian Honor

Robert Rockett Receives Prestigious Civilian of the Month Award

(Portland) This past month, Robert Rockett, The Opportunity Alliance’s Mental Health Police Liaison, was honored by the Portland Police Department for his efforts at crisis intervention. On February 8th, at the Portland Police Department’s annual awards ceremony breakfast, Rockett was given the award for outstanding efforts by a citizen. “He does a fantastic job,” said Michael J. Sauschuck, Chief of Police, “consistently going above and beyond his duties. We consider him one of our own, a part of the Portland Police Department’s family.” The Opportunity Alliance’s Mental Health Police Liaison is specially trained to work closely with the Portland Police to provide crisis intervention, assessment, and assistance in facilitating crisis services.

On March 14th, Rockett, along with Steve Addario, Director of Mobile Crisis Services at The Opportunity Alliance, will participate in the law enforcement panel for the Beyond the Basics Suicide Prevention Conference at the Augusta Civic Center. The Beyond the Basics Conference offers participants in-depth and progressive information and the latest research in the field of suicide and suicide prevention.

For more information on any aspect of this story, please contact: Jim Gemmell, Director of Communications: 207-523-5014,

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