Longmeadow Police DART/CIT Programs
The Longmeadow Police Department was recently awarded $5,000 from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) to fund a local Drug Addiction Recovery Team (DART). The LPD is working with other Hampden and Hampshire County PD’s and local partners including Hampshire HOPE to establish a Hampden County DART program. Being part of this DART program will expedite information sharing relating to drug overdoses but most importantly this program will help Longmeadow residents who require assistance with drug addiction.
Sergeant Michael Jurkowski, Officer Robert Lombardi and Officer Kevin Rowley will be starting the program within the next few months.
Additionally, Sergeant Jurkowski, Officer Lombardi and Officer Rowley have established a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT). Officially started in June of 2019, all three officers have been working with clinicians from the Behavioral Health Network, assisting our residents in need of a wide range of areas like drug and alcohol addiction to providing resources to those suffering from mental health issues. If you or someone you know may need assistance in any of the above areas, please feel free to contact Sergeant Jurkowski at [email protected] or 413-567-3311 ext. 9143.