Deputy Chief Craig Calabrese Receives Law Enforcement Leadership Award


Congratulations to Deputy Chief Craig Calabrese for receiving the prestigious Law Enforcement Leadership Award at the 12th Annual Law Enforcement / Mental Health Conference held in Fitchburg this week.

This award recognizes someone in law enforcement whose exceptional leadership has supported training, program and policy development that has had a broad impact in their law enforcement agency and/or broader community the individual serves. This individual has demonstrated outstanding dedication, energy, and commitment toward their work within law enforcement and a passion to both public safety and assisting individuals with mental health, trauma, or other behavioral health difficulties.

Deputy Chief Calabrese has worked tirelessly developing WPD's mental health outreach program for many years and has been instrumental in creating our Crisis Intervention Team, adding a mental health clinician and recovery coach to our staff, as well as developing partnerships with local service providers.

Award Photo L-R: Mental Health Clinician Jennifer Waczkowski, Deputy Chief Craig Calabrese, Chief Steven Skory, and Recovery Coach Tracey Ascolillo.