Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan and Patrick W. Collins Join P.A.A.R.I. Board of Directors

Leonard Campanello, Co-Founder
John Rosenthal, Co-founder & Chairman
One Bridge St., Suite #300
Newton, MA 02458

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015

Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003

Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan and Patrick W. Collins Join P.A.A.R.I. Board of Directors

GLOUCESTER — Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello and John Rosenthal, co-founders of the Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.), are pleased to announce that Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan and Patrick W. Collins, Assistant Clerk Magistrate at Essex County Superior Court, have joined the organization’s Board of Directors.

Chief Ryan and Collins will provide P.A.A.R.I. with added guidance from a law enforcement background, as both have spent their careers in the field.

“We are extremely pleased to have Chief Ryan and Assistant Clerk Magistrate Collins join the board,” Chief Campanello said. “Their experience, professionalism and backgrounds as public safety officials will be immensely beneficial to our organization as we continue to expand services and provide resources to police departments throughout the country.”

Chief Frederick Ryan has served as the Arlington Police Chief since 1999, and previously worked as a police officer since 1984. He is an active member of the FBI National Academy Associates and the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs of Police Association, and sits on the Executive Board of the Greater Boston Police Council.

Chief Ryan has been trained as a promotional assessor by the Massachusetts Human Resources Division and has served as an assessor on dozens of criminal justice promotional panels. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. and has studied at the Law Enforcement Command Institute at Babson College.

In 2013, he completed the State and Local Government Executive Education program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Chief Ryan also holds a master’s degree from Framingham State University in public administration, a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, and is a 1981 graduate of Arlington High School where he was a student athlete and Greater Boston League Football All-Star.

Patrick Collins, J.D., currently works as an Assistant Clerk Magistrate in the Superior Court system in Essex County. He has dedicated his career to public service, beginning in law enforcement as a corrections officer for two years before transitioning to the Saugus Police Department as a police officer where he remained for 15 years.

After retiring from the Saugus Police Department, Collins spent six years in the Essex County Assistant District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney, four of which were supervising the District Court in Salem, Mass.

Collins received his master’s degree in criminal justice from Suffolk University and his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School. He has also been admitted to the Massachusetts Bar Association and is a volunteer with the Honor Flight Network.

“It’s an honor to have Chief Ryan and Patrick Collins join the P.A.A.R.I. Board of Directors to assist us in our goals of working toward changing how addiction is viewed and treated in communities,” Rosenthal said. “Their input and advice will be greatly valued moving forward.”