State police expand Angel Program

Michigan State Police has joined almost 200 law-enforcement agencies nationwide in the Angel Program, a pre-arrest diversion 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. As of this month, the MSP is expanding this program to the Marshall Post and is recruiting volunteers who wish to provide support to participants, including transportation to treatment.
Interested volunteers must complete an application available from the post. Volunteers must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license and live within one hour of the post, among other requirements. Volunteers receive training prior to any assignments, and will be reimbursed for mileage and meals.
Anyone interested in learning more about the program or becoming an Angel Volunteer is advised to call the Marshall Post at 269-558-0500.

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