The report says from May 2016 to May 2017, Indiana saw a 28.6 percent rise in deaths, while the national rate increased by about 17 percent.
Some officers are now carrying up to three doses of naloxone.
According to the CDC report, the national drug-related death rate has increased more than two and a half times since 1999.
A steelworker was killed at U.S. Steel's Gary Works plant last Friday, making it the second death at the plant this year.
More than 90 Indiana pedestrians died in car accidents in 2015.
About 96 percent of the reported deaths occurred in those who were 50 years or older.
The grant will go toward collecting and analyzing data on violent deaths across the state.
A total of 18 people died in 2013, compared to 26 the previous year, according to a new report.
A Purdue researcher is advocating for increased regulation on grain farmers, but farmers themselves are largely opposed to more oversight.
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute officials say about half the people involved in fatal motorcycle accidents do not have the proper license.