Clarksville Police Department Begins Partnership with Project CARE

Project CARE

CLARKSVILLE, IN (March 5, 2024) – The Clarksville Police Department is pleased to announce that we have entered a partnership with Project Care. Project Care is a collaborative effort involving law enforcement, mental health providers, medical care providers, and first responders designed to provide support to individuals within 24 to 72 hours following an overdose.

This is considered the ‘recovery window’, a time when individuals with a substance use disorder are thought to be more open to accepting help. The Project CARE initiative links individuals to treatment right at their doorstep, turning a crisis into an opportunity.

“So often when officers leave an overdose, mental health event or even a suicidal call, the officers know that they will likely be back,” said Col. Nathan Walls, Clarksville Police Chief.  “The individual and family members often do not know where to turn for help. Officers leave with the same helpless feeling. Project Care is a proven tool that will help bridge the gap from emergency services to the professional help that they seek.”

Chief Walls says the Clarksville Police Department strives to help the community and that this program creates a partnership that will show positive results from the start.