SALISBURY, Md. - The Salisbury police chief is requesting the approval of overtime hours, for a program that helps drug addicts get clean, instead of putting them in jail.
On Monday night, Chief Barbara Duncan plans to sign a memorandum agreement for the Adult Drug Treatment program, where officers make random house calls and curfew checks to former addicts. So far, police say it's been a success.
"They're required to complete so many community service hours. By the time they complete the program, they're required to have a job and a lot of them go back for their education. it's a life-changing opportunity for them," said Captain Paul Simon.
Police say the program works great for people who violate their probation, or are busted for petty thefts, that are *as a result of drug addiction. The council is expected to approve the department's funding request.