There were 64,000 overdose deaths in 2016 alone. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the opiate epidemic has killed more people under the age of fifty than car crashes, the AIDS epidemic in its peak, and the casualties after a twenty year war in South Vietnam.
As a cop, you play a vital role in keeping communities safe. The Hillsborough Township Police are doing just that with START packets. The START packets are given out to people who struggle with drug addiction. Thank you, Russ Wilde, for talking with us about the opiate crisis and sharing what you do as a cop!