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Heroin Addiction Recovery and Treatment
The program is the latest initiative to offer substantial diversion help in order to reduce the impact of heroin and opiate abuse in our community, while encouraging those who suffer from addiction to seek help and experience recovery. The premise of the program is that any person who voluntarily enters the Police Department and requests help with addiction to heroin or opiates or any substance shall be immediately screened for potential participation in Blue HART. Although Blue HART is primarily designed to apply to persons who present themselves at the station, an officer who encounters a person outside the police station believing they would benefit from Blue HART has the discretion, based upon their training and experience, to the bring an individual to the police station if the person consents to the voluntary screening process. The officer/shift supervisor, upon completion of the Blue HART screening process shall provide transportation for the participant to the designated provider as soon as reasonably possible. The Brick Township Police Department is committed to do whatever it takes to combat addiction in our and surrounding communities.