Hoops for hope: Police use basketball to build relationships

ARNOLD, Maryland—Anne Arundel County police have changed the way they interact with people recovering from drug addiction, turning to basketball to build relationships.

A chief’s promise: Police encourage addicts to get help with disease

MILLERSVILLE, Maryland—Anne Arundel County Police believe that incarcerating people addicted to opioids is not a solution to the epidemic. Police Chief Timothy Altomare views addiction as a disease, and his department is encouraging addicts to get into treatment.