Operation Outreach

In an effort to help combat the opiate crisis affecting our community, the New Bedford Police Department has teamed up with P.A.A.C.A (Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction), Seven Hills Behavioral Health, and Pastors from the Inner Church Council.

Outreach teams consist of police officers, drug counselors, and members of the faith community. Working together, the teams visit homes to offer both counseling, and services to those suffering with addiction. These services are offered to both the patient and their family.

To date, the outreach teams have conducted more than 300 home visits.

To request a visit by an outreach team, contact Lt. Ricard Rezendes at 508-991-6300 Ext 79413 or email: ricard.rezendes@newbedfordpd.com