Warsaw PD donates $10K to Sheriff’s Office JCAP program

Warsaw Police Chief Scott Whitaker talks to the common council Monday in regards to the donation for the JCAP program, with Sheriff Kyle Dukes to his right. (Photo: Nick Deranek/News Now Warsaw)

The Warsaw Police Department is donating $10,000 to the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Jail Chemical Addiction Program.

The request was unanimously approved at Monday night’s Warsaw Common Council meeting. The money will be going toward the mental health services of the JCAP program. Mayor Joe Thallemer says JCAP is a “model program in the state.”

The money is a transfer from the police department’s health insurance budget to the professional services budget.

Sheriff Kyle Dukes spoke to the common council meeting, giving an update on what is currently going on within the program and reminded the council what sort of programs and classes those in the jail go through. Dukes mentioned that he is very thankful for the community involvement to help make the program successful. Dukes said that 25 local businesses now participate and dedicate time to helping those within the program.

Kosciusko County is one of three other counties in the state that have a JCAP program. Dukes mentioned that the State Attorney General’s office said that Kosciusko County is “leading the way” with the program and that they have the most community involvement out of the other two programs.