In an effort to determine the scope of the drug epidemic within Plymouth County, District Attorney Tim Cruz and Sheriff Joe McDonald have created the Public Safety Subcommittee of the Plymouth County Drug Abuse Task Force.
The Public Safety Subcommittee brings all of the Plymouth County Police Chiefs and Fire Chiefs together at one table to discuss the recent trends each have seen in their communities.
Public Safety Subcommittee Chairs
Chief Michael Botieri
Chief Scott Allen
Plymouth County Outreach
Project Outreach is a collaboration of Public Safety Agencies and Healthcare Providers. It was created to respond to the ever growing number of opiate overdoses by conducting follow-up visits within 12-24 hours after an overdose. The program is not limited to those addicted to opiates, it is for everyone impacted by addiction. Overdose Follow-up: After a overdose occurs in a participating community the Project Outreach team of safety officials and healthcare providers determines the best course of action to help that person. If it is determined that an in person follow-up may help, a healthcare worker and safety official will go to the overdose victims home. The healthcare worker will discuss treatment options with the individual and will help to get them into treatment as soon as possible if they choose to go.
Project Outreach/PCO Hope Drop In Centers are open for anyone who is looking for information about treatment. We encourage family and friends to stop in and talk to our healthcare providers. This setting provides a unique opportunity to have the undivided attention of a healthcare worker who specializes in the treatment of substance use disorders. They will answer any question you have, explain the science of addiction, discuss treatment options, help to work through issues with paying for treatment, and assist individuals with getting into a treatment program.