“Helping Those Who Help Others”


The Addiction Prevention Unit (APU) is housed under Behavioral Science Services.  It consists of sworn Department employees who have specialized training and education in addictions and recovery.  APU counselors, who are in recovery themselves, provide education, support and assistance to Department employees and their family members who misuse alcohol and/or prescription medication.  We also assist with referrals for inpatient or outpatient treatment, Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Alateen and other addictions such as: gambling, eating disorders, sex addiction and co-dependency.  We are available to teach at roll calls, supervisor meetings and division training days.

Please contact us for more information on addiction and recovery, treatment options and 12-step programs, including “Peace Officer Fellowship” meetings.


Detective Mike Margolis
Sergeant Gus Marroquin