The Duluth (MN) Police Department has introduced a new position that will aid in the fight against the opioid crisis, according to WDIO News.
Jessica McCarthy says she hopes to be a resource for overdose victims. Her goal is to help them refrain from relapsing by working individually with them to get them treatment and guide them to available services.
McCarthy will also oversee training for officers in the application of naloxone.
McCarthy's position was made possible with a grant.
The grant also funds a wider availability of naloxone.