LITTLE CHUTE — The Fox Valley Metro Police Department is the latest agency to join a program that connects those with an addiction to opiods to treatment programs.
Heroin and other opioid drug abuse, contributes to many unfortunate deaths every year in the Fox Valley, according to a police department news release. Understanding that addiction is a disease and taking steps to help those that are battling addiction, is our goal.
The Law Enforcement Addiction Assistance Program, or L.E.A.A.P., allows those with addiction to start the treatment and recovery process and turn in their illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia without the fear of being arrested or prosecuted.
Thanks to partnerships with many treatment and health care organizations across the Fox Valley, residents of Little Chute, Kimberly and Combined Locks now have a safe place to go, to seek treatment and assistance overcoming their addiction.
L.E.A.A.P. is a voluntary program, those wishing to seek help with addiction are encouraged to stop by the Fox Valley Metro Police Department, to begin the recovery process now.
For more information about the L.E.A.A.P. program or for questions about how the program works, please contact Community Support Officer Michael Lambie at the Fox Valley Metro Police Department at (920) 788-7505.