MPD unit addresses mental health over incarceration

Terry Rogers Headlines, Milford Headline Story, Police & Fire

A few years ago, Milford Police Department established a Behavioral Health Unit, an idea suggested by Councilman Jason James. According to statistics provided by Chief Cecilia Ashe at a recent board meeting, through April 2023, there have been 72 diversions from arrest, 98 diversions from the ER and 893 follow-ups by the unit. “Some of the biggest benefits to this …

Unused prescription meds? Here’s how to safely trash them

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Health

First Staters looking to dispose of their prescription drugs in a safe, responsible and convenient way can do so on Saturday, April 22 at 22 different locations throughout the state. Along with proper disposal, the National Drug Enforcement Administration Prescription Drug Take Back Day is meant to educate the public about the potential for abuse of medications. The country is …