Have the designated officers been identified yet? YES – DOH has established protocol with local law enforcement to ensure program participants maintain compliance with the existing laws. Currently, each County Police Department, the State Narcotic Enforcement Division and the State Sheriffs Division has established the following:
1. A Point of Contact (POC) – There is one point of contact for each of the aforementioned entities – the POC is the main point of contact between DOH and each respective entity.
2. Designated Officers – approximately 5 officers per each aforementioned entity are designated by the Chief of Police or appropriate authority. As such, each designated officer has the ability to conduct 24/7 subject verification through a secure log in process on behalf of their department/division for official law enforcement purposes.