New Hampshire to get federal funding to combat opioid crisis

October 6, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s Democratic congressional delegation says the state will be getting more than $600,000 in federal funds to help law enforcement agencies fight the opioid crisis.

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, the lead Democrat of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice, says the state is receiving $664,673 through the Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services program. Of that, $489,674 will go to the New Hampshire Department of Safety for the state’s Anti-Heroin Task Force, and $174,999 to Dartmouth College for a program supporting the hiring of law enforcement officers and expansion of community policing.

State Police Col. Chris Wagner welcomed the funding, saying it will drive cross-border initiatives to disrupt drug trafficking organizations that fuel the opioid epidemic.