The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition honored its members’ work at its annual meeting Tuesday in Williamstown, Massachusetts. But, talk also focused around an issue gaining regional and national attention.
National drug control policy officials plan to meet with New York State Police and local governments to help create the first-ever heroin tracking database.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says the database will be used to further combat the heroin crisis and other drug-related crimes in New York, by helping law enforcement identify patterns, crack down on heroin rings across county lines, target resources to high crime areas, determine which drugs are more sought after, and pinpoint necessary security changes in drug distribution networks.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman visited Guilderland Police Department headquarters today to announce the first round of awards for the Community Overdose Prevention (COP) Program, which will provide 39 law-enforcement agencies across the state with funds to equip their officers with naloxone and train them to use the life-saving heroin antidote.