HARRISBURG, April 12 – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, praised the passage of H.B. 176, the first bill in the country to establish a framework for a statewide grant program to promote police-assisted addiction recovery programs. The bill now heads to the state Senate, where Frankel hopes it will be taken up quickly.
Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello and Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan, board members of P.A.A.R.I., were guests on Boston University’s Dean’s Seminar Series on Contemporary Issues in Public Health: Why Cops Are Sending People with Addiction to Treatment Instead of Jail, last month. The two chiefs began revolutionary police assisted recovery programs in their respective communities last […]
The following was posted to the Scarborough, Maine Police Facebook page today: Niki at Portland Recovery Community Center has been doing follow up calls to Operation HOPE participants from last October through January. She has been getting very positive feedback so far. This is the message we just got from her…. “As of this morning, […]
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 […]
A new STAT-Harvard poll illustrates overwhelming support for the Gloucester ANGEL Initiative and similar programs that have been implemented by police departments throughout the country to tackle the nation’s current opioid epidemic. The poll interviewed 1,011 randomly selected adults 18 and older from March 3-6. Results indicated that 80 percent of people surveyed support treatment over jail time for […]
Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill into law on Monday morning that will focus on addressing the state’s current opioid epidemic.