Photo: Chief Campanello meets with Scarborough Operation HOPE

Chief Campanello (right) stopped by the Scarborough Police Department Wednesday morning to check in with the Operation HOPE program. He also paid a visit too the Portland Recovery Community Center.

Pictured at left is Scarborough Officer John Gill, the driving force behind Operation HOPE. Scarborough is fighting addiction against enormous odds in Maine, where insurance largely does not cover treatment and the state government has been slow to react to the opioid crisis. There few treatment options in the state of Maine, and many Operation HOPE participants have to leave the state to get the help they need.