; Cheryl Dinolfo, County Executive

Monroe County Heroin Task Force

In response to the deadly opioid epidemic that is plaguing communities across the nation, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with Monroe County, the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, the Monroe County Public Safety Office, Rochester Police Department, Ogden Police Department and Gates Police Department in establishing an Incident Command Post that is staffed with members of several law enforcement agencies capable of bringing resources to bear within the critical first 24 – 36 hours of an opioid related incident. The Incident Commander, Lieutenant Andrew Delyser, reports directly to the Chief Deputy, Michael Fowler, on all Command Post matters and receives guidance from a Steering Committee comprised of Sheriff Todd Baxter, District Attorney Sandra Doorley, Rochester Police Department Interim Chief Mark Simmons, and Monroe County Public Safety Director Robert Burns. MCAC Field Intelligence Officers, as well as several non-governmental organizations, are also committed to providing support and resources to this effort.

“There is no greater drug epidemic than the one our community is facing right now,” said Sheriff Todd K. Baxter. “Opioid overdose affects all of us; our families, our neighborhoods, our church communities, our children. We are attacking this crisis head-on with an aggressive approach, including a multi-jurisdictional partnership involving increased manpower, resources, and outreach. The Monroe County Heroin Task Force and Opioid Command Post are committed to responding from every angle within the critical first 24-36 hours of an opioid incident. We can’t afford not to. Lives depend on it.”

The Command Post became operational February 1, 2018.  The success of this effort rests with the timely distribution of real-time, actionable data that allows police agencies to search for patterns and trends that will lead to long-term investigations and the successful prosecution of heroin dealers and suppliers.  The daily reports are turned into tangible assignments that are distributed at the Command Post briefing each morning based upon what occurred the previous evening.  A law enforcement officer or service provider response is assigned and tracked.

This operation would not be successful if it weren't for the resources committed to prevention, including the tireless work being done at numerous valuable non-profit agencies in our community.  These agencies provide outreach, counseling, and other resources committed to reducing the impact of addiction.  We are fortunate to have these non-profit organizations who accomplish our mission through education, consultation, advocacy, intervention, assessment and recovery support.



214 reported overdoses with 29 of them being fatal

April 2019 Heroin Overdoses and Fatalities:

36 reported overdoses with 4 of them being fatal

March 2019 Heroin Overdoses and Fatalities:

61 reported overdoses with 6 of them being fatal

February 2019 Heroin Overdoses and Fatalities:

46 reported overdoses with 9 of them being fatal

January 2019 Heroin Overdoses and Fatalities:

71 reported overdoses with 10 of them being fatal


2018:   1133  reported OD’s   166 reported fatalities    

December 2018 Heroin Overdoses and Fatalities:

70 reported overdoses with 13 of them being fatal

November 2018 Heroin Overdoses and Fatalities: 

74 reported overdoses with 14 of them being fatal

October 2018 Heroin Overdoses and Fatalities:

116 reported overdoses with 17 of them being fatal

September 2018 Heroin Overdoses and Fatalities:

101 reported overdoses with 12 of them being fatal

August 2018 Heroin Overdoses and Fatalities:

94 reported overdoses with of them being fatal

July 2018 Heroin Overdoses and Fatalities:

110 reported overdoses with 18 of them being fatal

June 2018 Heroin Overdoses and Fatalities:

104 reported overdoses with 14 of them being fatal

May 2018 Heroin Overdoses and Fatalities:

104 reported overdoses with 17 of them being fatal

April 2018 Heroin Overdoses and Fatalities:

94 reported overdoses with 12 of them being fatal

March 2018 Heroin Overdoses and Fatalities: 

85 reported overdoses with 12 of them being fatal

February 2018 Heroin Overdoses and Fatalities: 

85 reported overdoses with 16 of them being fatal

January 2018 Heroin Overdoses and Fatalities: 

96 reported overdoses with 14 of them being fatal 


Additional Data:

2017:  766 overdose reports, 220 fatal (per Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office)

**Note:  2017 data has not yet been finalized

2016:  329 overdose reports,  169 fatal

Partners in Outreach:

East House:

Fairport Central Schools Presentation:

Mission Recovery and Hope, Inc.

1350 Buffalo Rd. #31

Rochester, NY  14624

(585) 944-4270

Open Access

(585) 627-1777

835 W. Main St., Rochester, NY 14611

Walk-ins welcome 24/7

ROCovery Fitness

(585) 484- 0234

Recovery Support Navigators

Family Navigator: (855) 778-1200

Peer Advocate : (855) 778-1300

Rochester Regional Health:  Open Access

Brighton:  2000 S. Winton Rd., Bldg. #2, Rochester, NY  14618

EBHC:  81 Lake Ave., Rochester, NY  14608

Greece:  1565 Long Pond Rd., Rochester, NY  14626

RMHC:  490 E. Ridge Rd., Rochester, NY  14621

S.O.A.R.S., Inc.

(585) 771-0896

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Warrior Salute Veterans Services:


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