Are you addicted to heroin, opioids, or other drugs? Know someone who is?
It’s time to get help.
The Gloucester Police Department has created a revolutionary new policing program aimed at getting addicts the help they need, instead of putting them in handcuffs.
How does it work?
If an addict comes into the Gloucester Police Department and asks for help, an officer will take them to the Addison Gilbert Hospital, where they will be paired with a volunteer “ANGEL” who will help guide them through the process. We have partnered with more than a dozen additional treatment centers to ensure that our patients receive the care and treatment they deserve — not in days or weeks, but immediately.
If you have drugs or drug paraphernalia on you, we will dispose of it for you. You will not be arrested. You will not be charged with a crime. You will not be jailed.
All you have to do is come to the police station and ask for help. We are here to do just that.
197 Main St.
Gloucester, MA 01930
- Gloucester ANGEL Program Official Policy
- Letter of Support from the Essex County Sheriff’s Department
- Letter of Support from the United States Department Of Veterans Affairs Police
- Letter of Support from the Essex County Chiefs of Police Association
- Letter of Support from Massachusetts Major City Chiefs Association
- Letter of Support from the Office of National Drug Control Policy
- Learn2Cope Letter of Support