CHPD Begins Partnership with LifeSpring Health System’s Project Care

The Charlestown Police Department has entered into a collaborative partnership with LifeSpring Health Systems’ PROJECT CARE. The project is designed to identify citizens who have experienced an incident involving a substance use disorder overdose or mental health event; and then follow-up for purposes of support and assistance in obtaining preventative treatment resources locally.
The CHPD Project Care liaison is Cpl. Tyler Lyons; who will collaborate weekly with the LifeSpring Health System Project Care team. “We look forward to collaborating with Project Cares to make it easier for our citizens to have the opportunity to receive services, that otherwise may not have been known to them”, said Chief Kruse.
A similar partnership with Jeffersonville Police Department has proven to successfully reduce overdose fatalities and drug arrests since August of 2021.
Shown in the below photo, after execution of the partnership paperwork during today’s Charlestown City Board of Works meeting are: (l-r) Officer Bradley Hammers, Assistant Chief Jonathan Roederer, Chief Eric Kruse, Project Care Program Manager Kelsey Christian of LifeSpring, CHPD Records Clerk Shari Bradshaw, Detective Trey Crace, and Officer Matt Myers.
For more information about Project Care, go to…/project-care/