For Immediate Release
Posted: October 17, 2023


Tyler Dumont, Public Information Officer
(603) 223-3641 |

NH Department of Safety Receives $1 Million Anti-Heroin Task Force Award

CONCORD, New Hampshire – Today, the New Hampshire Department of Safety received confirmation it will receive $1 Million in federal funding to combat the illegal sale and supply of opioids in the state.

The Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) award is being provided by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program and will be utilized by Safety’s Division of State Police to reduce narcotics sales, abuse, and deaths throughout the state. Specifically, the funding will support enforcement and investigative efforts by the division’s Narcotics and Investigations Unit.

The award was announced by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01).

“We are grateful for the support of our federal delegation in assuring that we have the resources and tools necessary to detect and deter those who fuel the opioid crisis,” said New Hampshire State Police Col. Mark B. Hall. “This funding will be a major asset to the critical work our dedicated Troopers do each and every day to protect New Hampshire communities and save lives.”