In its second year, the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative’s National Law Enforcement Summit brought together police leaders from throughout the U.S. and Canada to discuss their role in addressing the opioid epidemic.
On Dec. 6-7, approximately 400 members of law enforcement from over two dozen states and Canada came to Harvard Medical School to take part in a wide-ranging discussion on the new roles police departments have taken on — and how they’ll need to continue to adapt — in stemming the tide of opioid addiction in their communities.
The Summit featured remarks from U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, who renewed his administration’s commitment to supporting the work of law enforcement agencies in Massachusetts that are on the front lines of the addiction crisis.