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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Waterford Police Seeking Volunteers

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Waterford Police Seek Volunteer "Angels" for Hope Not Handcuffs


Waterford Police have committed to participate in the Hope Not handcuffs initiative.  Hope Not Handcuffs is an initiative of  Families Against Narcotics.  The program is aimed at bringing law enforcement, community organizations, and individuals seeking assistance together in an effort to reduce dependency with heroin and prescription opioids.
 
Anyone struggling with drug addiction will be able to come into the Waterford Police Department and ask for help with their addiction.  Officers will gather preliminary information, provide a waiting space, and contact a Hope Not Handcuffs Angel Coordinator.
 
An “Angel” volunteer will respond to the Waterford Police Department within fifteen to twenty minutes, gather appropriate intake information, and assist the individual in finding an appropriate treatment option.
 
Since Hope Not Handcuffs launched in 2015, they have placed over nine hundred individuals into treatment and there are over thirty police agencies currently participating in the initiative.
 
Before we can launch the program in Waterford, we must have volunteers willing to be trained and commit some of their time as an on-call “Angel”.  We are committed to Hope Not Handcuffs and believe it is an important piece in the overall battle against heroin and opioid addiction.
 
For more information and to volunteer as a Hope Not Handcuffs “Angel”, contact a HNH Angel coordinator at 833-202-HOPE or visit their website at www.hopenothandcuffs.com
 
Sincerely,
Scott Underwood
Chief of Police

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