PLYMOUTH — P.A.A.R.I. Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade was in Plymouth Tuesday morning for the first-ever joint meeting between the northern and southern regions of Plymouth County Outreach (PCO).
The meeting brought law enforcement and recovery partners from throughout Plymouth County together to share their ideas and collaborate to curb opioid use in the county.
“This was a powerful event that we were honored to be involved with,” Hunter McDade said. “The level of commitment to saving lives and increasing access to treatment that was on display was truly inspiring to see.”
Among the 180 people in attendance Tuesday were representatives from all 27 police departments in Plymouth County. The event was co-hosted by East Bridgewater Police Chief Scott Allen and Plymouth Police Chief Michael Botieri, who are both P.A.A.R.I. National Police Council members.
The joint meeting, which marked the first time the north and south regions of PCO met together, also featured P.A.A.R.I. board member and former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske as its keynote speaker.