GLOUCESTER — Police Chief Leonard Campanello and John Rosenthal, co-founders of the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.), are pleased to announce that a celebration of the One Year Anniversary of P.A.A.R.I. and the Gloucester ANGEL Initiative will take place this week.
SCARBOROUGH, MAINE — Chief Robbie Moulton is pleased to announce that the Scarborough Police Department’s Operation HOPE (the Heroin – Opiate Prevention Effort) has placed its 150th participant into a drug treatment and rehabilitation program. An Old Orchard Beach man in his 30s requested assistance in obtaining treatment for heroin use. He will receive treatment and rehabilitation services courtesy of an Operation HOPE treatment facility in Florida.
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.
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell today announced the District Attorney’s Office has launched Operation S.A.F.E (Save Addicts From Epidemic) to send drug addicts to treatment to save lives and prevent crime. He was joined by Cooperstown Police Chief Mike Covert, who instituted the program in November.
Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello was on the front page of today’s edition of the New York Times. The article offers an in-depth look into the Gloucester ANGEL Program and its progress since launching less than a year ago. To find out more, click here.