The summit will feature insights from law enforcement officers, toxicology and medical personnel, and harm reduction professionals on tackling the opioid crisis
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. —RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, in partnership with the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), is inviting media contacts to attend the 2022 Law Enforcement Drug Response Summit. During the summit, researchers will present findings from a national study on police naloxone and behavioral health co-response programs and fentanyl-related misinformation, and law enforcement leaders from around the country will share their drug response strategies and perspectives. Attendees will also hear from harm reduction professionals and toxicology and medical personnel on topics that impact a community’s response to drugs.
What: RTI International and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) are hosting a virtual policy forum: The 2022 Law Enforcement Drug Response Summit.
Who: Attendance is open to the public and media at no cost.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 9, noon to 5 p.m. EST
Where: To register: https://rtiorg.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OM11qQIFTYyv0JYe8v-dIQ
12:00 – 12:15 p.m. Opening Remarks
- Opening remarks provided by Hope Smiley-McDonald, Director of the Investigative Sciences Program at RTI
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Reimagining Crisis Response — Considerations for Co-Response Models in Today’s Environment
- Remarks from Brad Ray, lead evaluator of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s Mobile Crisis Assistance Team and Senior Justice and Behavioral Health Researcher at RTI
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Law Enforcement Naloxone Policies and Practices
3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Dismantling Fentanyl-Related Myths and Misinformation
- Remarks from Peyton Attaway, lead author on fentanyl misinformation study and research analyst in RTI’s Center for Policing Research
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
- Closing remarks to be provided by Alex H. Kral, Ph.D., a distinguished fellow at RTI
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