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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018
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P.A.A.R.I to Host Second Annual National Law Enforcement Summit
BOSTON — The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) is pleased to announce that it will hold its second annual National Law Enforcement Summit this December.
In its inaugural year, this groundbreaking event brought together more than 240 law enforcement and recovery leaders from across the country to share their collaborative efforts to combat America’s opioid epidemic in their own communities.
As the summit evolves in its second year, it will welcome even more stakeholders into the conversation and ultimately equip them with concrete, practical solutions that they can use to prevent overdose deaths and provide lasting help to those suffering from substance use disorders.
The P.A.A.R.I Summit will be held Dec. 6-7 at the Harvard Medical School Conference Center in Boston.
This unique event will connect and empower both law enforcement leaders who currently run recovery programs through their departments, as well as those who would like to learn more about how to start an addiction and recovery program.
“After the enormous success we had with our first summit, we’re excited to once again welcome so many compelling leaders in this movement, who have all made invaluable contributions to the conversation about law enforcement’s role in addressing this epidemic,” Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade said. “It was truly inspiring to see so many leaders from throughout the country who care so deeply about finding a solution to this crisis, and I have no doubt that this year’s event will be even more impactful.”
In 2017, the National Law Enforcement Summit featured presentations by distinguished members of law enforcement from Massachusetts, Michigan, Maryland, Louisiana, Washington state and more. Masachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, and Rep. Joseph Kennedy III also visited with attendees, praising their work to confront the drug epidemic with hands-on outreach and compassion.
Registration is free and open to all members of law enforcement and their guests. Click here to learn more about the event and sign up now.
“Every law enforcement executive and manager should take special interest in what this conference can do to help an agency reduce the opioid crisis in the community they serve,” former Seattle police chief and former White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske said.
Organizations interested in sponsoring this year’s event are encouraged to contact Hunter McDade at [email protected].