NETCONG BOROUGH, NJ (Morris County) – The Netcong Police Department recently completed training to be a Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI) location where individuals who need help overcoming a substance use disorder can voluntarily walk into their police headquarters and request assistance.
The Netcong Police Department is the 16th law enforcement agency in Morris County to be a PAARI site. Officers were trained in the PAARI – Police Assisted Addiction & Recovery Initiative requirements by members of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office HOPE ONE team, which has been training individuals on how to administer Narcan to reverse an opioid-induced overdose and steering people in need to substance use and mental health services since April 3, 2017.
The PAARI program gives individuals with substance use disorders a safe way to seek help for their addiction at local police departments. Individuals who meet the PAARI requirements are screened by a law enforcement Officer and then assisted by a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist from Daytop-NJ.
The law enforcement agencies participating in PAARI in Morris County are: the Morris County Sheriff’s Office and Butler, Chatham Township, Chester, Dover, Jefferson Township, Mendham Township, Montville Township, Morris Plains, Morristown, Mount Arlington, Mountain Lakes, Mount Olive Township, Netcong, Rockaway Borough, and Washington Township Police Departments.
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