Lieutenant Matthew Solak
- Willimantic Police Department (Connecticut)
Lieutenant Matthew Solak is a 16-year veteran of the Willimantic (Connecticut) Police Department, presently serving in the Administration Division. Some of Lieutenant Solak’s prior assignments have included Midnight Shift Sergeant, Community Policing and Bike Patrol Officer, and he served on the Willimantic Police Department SWAT Team for 9 years. In 2018, Lieutenant Solak created the Willimantic Police Department’s Police-Assisted Recovery HOPE Program, and Lieutenant Solak serves as the Department’s liaison to the Willimantic Community Care Team and the Windham Opioid Task Force. As a Connecticut POSTC -certified Police Instructor, Lieutenant Solak teaches a variety of disciplines, including Instructor Development, Officer Wellness and Police Stress, and Active Threat Response. Lieutenant Solak is a graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University, and is presently pursuing his Master’s Degree in English from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.
Breakout #2: Boots on the Ground: SWLE Project
The Social Work & Law Enforcement (SWLE) project is dedicated to advancing the ethical and effective integration of social work services into law enforcement agencies by preparing social work students to assume roles in the emerging field of police social work. The SWLE Project began as a collaboration between Eastern Connecticut State University’s Social Work […]