Benton Police Department funds an Overdose Response Team through ARORP

Yesterday was a special day at ARORP! Our Director Kirk Lane, former Benton Police Chief, joined acting Police Chief Hodges Gray in awarding Benton Police Department $401,308.95 to create an overdose response team.

Overdose Response Teams through ARORP are projects that allow police departments to hire an overdose investigator and a peer recovery specialist (PRS). The investigator will work to seek out the supplier for prosecution with assistance from the DEA Tactical Drug Division. The PRS will provide counseling for the overdose victim on available treatment and recovery services, follow-up, and tracking of these individuals to promote treatment and recovery. The PRS will also engage in community education about substance abuse, working with local coalitions and schools. Find out more here.


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