Track:  Law Enforcement

On the frontlines in the nation’s battle against Rx drug and heroin abuse, law enforcement officials are tailoring their traditional and community policing techniques to fight the crimes specifically related to this epidemic. They also are taking on new roles in prevention and intervention of opioid abuse and overdoses. The Law Enforcement Track will feature real-world programs from the officers, prosecutors and partners who are implementing them. Two sessions will lay out the benefits and steps to building successful partnerships with public health and community organizations. A session devoted to pre-arrest diversion will showcase two programs that offer effective alternatives to incarceration in appropriate cases. The remaining sessions will cover PDMPs as investigative and probative tools, investigating and prosecuting drug-related homicides, and Rx drug diversion within a managed care organization.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
10:45 am – 12:00 pm