Law Enforcement Summit on Heroin and Fentanyl is Mar. 9

North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC) conference for law enforcement is coming up March 9, 2017. The  2017 Law Enforcement Summit on Heroin and Fentanyl is designed to provide information and promote discussion.

This summit, returning for the third year, is designed for Law Enforcement, and touches on topics including:

  1. NC Law Enforcement Responses to Heroin and Fentanyl
  2. State Fentanyl and Heroin Death Data
  3. Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion in North Carolina and Across the US
  4. Angel Programs
  5. Individual Law Enforcement Agency Spotlights in Responding to the Heroin/Fentanyl Epidemic in NC
  6. NC Syringe Laws Legal Update
  7. Law Enforcement Naloxone Use in NC
  8. Q+A With Heroin/Fentanyl Users and Retired Users: What Helps?
  9. State Data Update on Heroin and Fentanyl Deaths
  10. What Should Law Enforcement Do For Follow Up Care After a  Naloxone Event in the Field
  11. Legislation Aimed at Decreasing the Negative Outcomes Associated with Fentanyl and Heroin Use

The Summit is being held in the Daniels Auditorium of the NC Museum of History, 5 E Edenton Street, in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Several hundred are expected to attend.

The one day summit opens around 8am and continuing until 1pm, on Thursday, March 9.

Attendees are generally a mix of law enforcement, people involved or working in the criminal justice system, policy makers, legislators, legislative aids, members of policy think-tanks, and others. Law Enforcement Officers — and non-LEOs interested in participating — may register for the Summit via this Google Docs form.

Speakers confirmed so far include:

  • Asa Buck, Sheriff, Carteret County Sheriff’s Office (Beaufort NC)
  • Tessie Castillo, Advocacy and Communications Coordinator, NC Harm Reduction Coalition (Raleigh NC)
  • Robert Childs, MPH, Executive Director, NC Harm Reduction Coalition (Wilmington NC)
  • Jacquelyn M. Clymore, MS, HIV/STD/Hepatitis Director, NC Department of Health and Human Services (Raleigh NC)
  • Senator Jim Davis (R), NC General Assembly (Franklin NC)
  • Melissia Larson, Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Coordinator, NC Harm Reduction Coalition (Greenville NC)
  • Allie Hunter McDade, Executive Director, Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative Inc. (Providence RI)
  • Daniel P. Meloy, CLEE, Colerain Township Administrator and Director of Public Safety, (Colerain Township OH)
  • Captain Lars Paul, Fayetteville Police Department (Fayetteville NC)
  • Josh Stein, NC Attorney General (Raleigh NC)
  • Donnie Varnell, Retired State Bureau of Investigation (SBI)/ Dare County Sheriff’s Office (NC)
  • Dr. Jon E. Zibbell, PhD, Adjuct Professor, Emory (Atlanta GA)

The North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition is headquartered at 2416 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh NC. The NCHRC website is Follow their updates on Twitter.

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