On May 2, 2019, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal visited the Morris County Sheriff’s Office mobile recovery access vehicle, Hope One, at one of its frequent locations in Morris County. Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker, Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, Dover Chief of Police Anthony Smith, and Dover Mayor James Dodd were all in attendance to discuss the success of the Hope One initiative with Attorney General Grewal.
Hope One, a converted SWAT vehicle, travels to various locations throughout Morris County twice a week to offer services to persons suffering from substance use disorder. The vehicle is staffed by a sheriff’s officer, a licensed clinician, and a certified peer recovery specialist to ensure that services are available for anyone who may approach the vehicle seeking treatment or information about treatment services. Narcan training and kits are also provided for free.
Prosecutor Knapp stated, “Hope One has had enormous success in providing aid for those suffering from substance use disorder since Sheriff Gannon implemented the program. Attorney General Grewal’s continued support of initiatives such as this throughout New Jersey have allowed our law enforcement agencies and community partners to continue our fight against the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic”.
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