Falls Township's Fight Against Drug Abuse

Our overdose incidents continue to rise.  FTPD understands that these are more than just numbers on a page – these are tragedies in our community.  605 overdoses since 2010 with 112 fatalities.  In response to this epidemic we have regularly obtained grants for tens of thousands of dollars worth of Naloxone, sent officers for advanced medical training as EMTs, begun a referral program to connect people struggling with substance abuse with treatment, conducted outreach in our schools with Program HERO to educate our youth on the dangers of substance abuse and increased proactive drug enforcement in the Patrol Division and the Criminal Investigations Division.   We will continue to innovate and expand our programs to fight this epidemic and save lives