The Greenfield Police Department believes traditional police practices have had little to no affect on this problem that is facing our community. Because of this, the CAARE (Cops Assisting Addiction Recovery) program was created.
Heroin has had a significant effect on our community and department. The wide availability of heroin combined with the ever decreasing cost of the drug has resulted in addiction and deaths in every community across the country. Opiate overdose fatalities are the number one cause of injury related fatalities in the United States.
The goals of the CAARE Program include:
Reducing the incidence of opiate and heroin related deaths within the community.
Reducing the number of young people addicted to opiates and heroin.
Presenting residents of the city of Greenfield and those who have attended Greenfield schools with a chance at recovery without fear of arrest by law enforcement.
Individuals suffering from heroin or opiate addiction who voluntarily appear at the Greenfield Police Department and express a desire to enter TREATMENT may turn-in opiates, heroin or paraphernalia without fear of arrest.