Who We Support
Public Inebriate Alternative (PIA)
OKC Metro Alliance
Award Date: September 20, 2018
PIA is an Oklahoma City Police Department program that provides an alternative to jail and court system for adults who have been detained for public intoxication but who are not committing any other crime. OKC Metro Alliance manages this program in collaboration with the OKC Police Department. At the discretion of the detaining police officer, persons can be brought to PIA for a ten (10) hour detention period. During the ten-hour detention, individuals are provided food and are able to “sleep it off” in a clean safe environment. After the ten-hour detention, the individual is released without criminal charges, court dates or a record of arrest.