Category Archives: Drugs & Alcohol

The Importance of Evidence

Guest Blogger: Wendy Stiver, Major, Dayton Police Department, Ohio In Dayton, Ohio, we’ve seen firsthand as an agency what doesn’t work to effectively respond to the opioid epidemic. Between 2011 and 2017, our county death rate due to opioid overdose increased … Continue reading

Posted in Drugs & Alcohol, Education & Training, IACP

Statement by the IACP on the U.S. Department of Justice Decision to Rescind the Cole Memo

Today, the U.S. Department of Justice announced it will be rescinding the Cole Memo and that it will restore discretion to U.S. Attorneys on how they prioritize the investigation and prosecution of violations of federal drug laws involving marijuana. The … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, Crime and Violence, Drugs & Alcohol, IACP, Policy, Press Release

IACP and TASC Announce National Initiative to Combat the U.S. Opioid Epidemic and Mainstream Diversion Programs

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC) have come together to promote an initiative to create robust alternative-to-arrest diversion programs for state, county, and local law enforcement agencies across the United States; … Continue reading

Posted in Drugs & Alcohol, IACP, Press Release

The Importance of the Right Person in the Right Place

The Task Force on 21st Century Policing offers recommendations for working in partnership with community stakeholders to increase public safety. Highlights include: engaging in multidisciplinary community team approaches, considering public trust when implementing strategies, and embracing a guardian mindset. The Lowell, … Continue reading

Posted in Community-Police Relations, Drugs & Alcohol, Partnerships, Victim Services, Youth

Ten Reasons Why You Should Attend the 2017 IACP Annual Training Conference on Drugs, Alcohol and Impaired Driving

The 2017 IACP Annual Training Conference on Drugs, Alcohol, and Impaired Driving is right around the corner. This year’s event will take place August 12-14, 2017, in National Harbor, Maryland. Thinking of attending? Here are ten reasons why this is … Continue reading

Posted in Drugs & Alcohol, Traffic Safety

Drug Recognition Experts (DREs) – Important Now As Never Before

With the continued efforts, both nationally and internationally, to legalize recreational marijuana, along with the increasing epidemic of opiate abuse, our roadways are being adversely impacted by an increasing number of drivers impaired by drugs, other than alcohol, or in … Continue reading

Posted in Drugs & Alcohol, Education & Training, Traffic Safety

DRE Conference Draws Third Largest Attendance in 21-Year History

The IACP Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Section’s Annual Training Conference on Drugs, Alcohol, and Impaired Driving convened August 10-12 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and drew more than 750 attendees from law enforcement, toxicology, prosecution, health, and other fields in impaired driving … Continue reading

Posted in Drugs & Alcohol, Sections

DRE Conference Draws Record-breaking Attendance in Phoenix

The IACP Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Section’s Annual Training Conference on Drugs, Alcohol and Impaired Driving convened July 28-30 and drew more than 870 representatives from law enforcement, toxicology, prosecution, health professionals and other stakeholders in impaired driving enforcement initiatives. … Continue reading

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