May 28, 2022

Wreaths Across America Welcomes (Retired) Police Chief Janine Roberts as New Law Enforcement Liaison

Additionally, Roberts will continue to lead and mentor the law enforcement planning team that coordinates and plans the week-long WAA convoy of Harrington, me., To Arlington, Virginia. The convoy typically consists of 15 WAA-wrapped Chevrolet SUVs, three 15-passenger vans, five motorcycles, a bus, 12 semi-trailers, and 15 police cars. Attendees include members of the Gold and Blue Star family, veterans, professional truck drivers, police officers, WAA extended family and members of the public. During the week-long event, the convoy stops at more than 20 local sites across nine states and the District of Colombia for ceremonies, culminating with the laying of veterans’ wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery on Wreath Day across America – to be held this year on Saturday, December 18, 2021.

“Janine has offered her services to Wreaths Across America for many years, and those involved in our convoy consider her family,” said Karen worcester, Executive Director, Crowns Across America. “When she retired from the police, we knew we had to find a way for her to continue working with us and we are just delighted that she decided to put her expertise and experience to work for the service. mission and to help increase the involvement of the law. law enforcement community. “

Former Chief Roberts served 35 years in law enforcement between 1985 and 2020. She served with the Portland Maine police department for 29 years, reaching the rank of lieutenant, before taking up the post of chief of police for the Westbrook Maine Police Service in 2014. Throughout her distinguished career, one of Janine’s strengths has been her dedication to creating positive and lasting relationships with all segments of the communities she has served. We hope that WAA will benefit from his many skills and talents in the years to come.

“I am honored and delighted to be selected as the WAA Law Enforcement Liaison,” said Chief Roberts. “Having the opportunity to join the WAA family to make a difference for our veterans and their families while recruiting officers from across the country to join WAA’s mission to remember, honor, teach, is the perfect job for me. “

To learn more about Chief Roberts and other law enforcement involvement in the WAA mission, please watch and share the following video:

About crowns across America
Wreaths Across America is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery started by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is achieved in part each year by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies in December in Arlington, as well as in thousands of veterans cemeteries and other locations. in all 50 states and beyond.

For more information or to sponsor a wreath, please visit

Press contact:
Amber Caron
Director of Communications
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(207) 513-6457

Sean sullivan
Public Relations Liaison
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(207) 230-4599

Chief Roberts is available for media interviews.
Press photos and videos available via Dropbox at the links below, or available on request by email.

Janine L. Roberts
Founder of WAA Morrill Worcester offers Janine roberts a hug:
Janine roberts oversee WAA security:

Wreaths Across America Intro Video

What is a veteran’s crown?

Image of wreaths convoy across America

Crowns Across America B-Roll Convoy

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