The Michigan State Police (MSP) has joined almost 200 police departments nationwide in the Angel Program to assist people struggling with addiction and reduce drug demand. The Angel Program allows someone with a drug addiction to walk into a state police post to seek help for their addiction, without the fear of arrest or investigation. It originally began in Gloucester, Mass. in 2015.
The Hart Post is currently recruiting volunteers who wish to provide support to participants, including transportation to treatment. Volunteers must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license and live within one hour of the post, among other requirements. Volunteers will receive training, and will be reimbursed for mileage and meals. The Michigan State police plans to continue expansion of the program across the state throughout 2017. If you are interested in learning more about the program or becoming an Angel Volunteer, please contact the Hart Post at 231-873-2171.