WESTBROOK, Maine — Local police later this week will be announcing a new initiative to combat the use of heroin, according to a statement released Monday.

Westbrook police will announce the new initiative at the Public Safety Building at 9 a.m. Thursday, and the public is invited to attend.

The focus will be on the prevention, intervention and enforcement of the use of heroin and other substances. Police also will announce a date, time and location of a public forum focused on substance abuse to be held in January.

Those seeking more details can contact Chief Janine Roberts at 854-0644 ext. 2405.

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