Are you addicted to heroin, opioids, or other drugs?

Know someone who is?

It’s time to get help.

The Dover Police Department has adopted a revolutionary new policing program aimed at getting addicts the help they need, instead of putting them in handcuffs.  This program, titled the ANGEL Program, is adopted from the Gloucester, MA Police Department.

How does it work?

If an addict comes into the Dover Police Department and asks for help, an officer will work with the person and aid them in getting the help they need.  Officers will contact CONNECTIONS where they will be paired with an “ANGEL” who will help guide them through the process. We have partnered with Connections Community Support Programs to ensure that our patients receive the care and treatment they deserve — not in days or weeks, but immediately.  With an outpatient care center right here in Dover and a 28-bed detox facility just a short drive away, we are confident our partnership can help stop addiction issues in our area.

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.  Click to learn more about the ANGEL Program

Press Release for ANGEL Program Launch

Additional Resources

Connections Community Support Programs (Official Angel Program Partner)
Help is Here DE
Advocates for Opioid Recovery
Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health List of Clinics
Partnership for Drug Free Kids-Resource for Families