Webinar: Shifting the attitudes of law enforcement in addressing the opioid epidemic
This webinar developed by the Central East Prevention Technology Transfer Center (CEPTTC) will discuss strategies used by the Baltimore City Police Department to shift the attitudes and culture of law enforcement officers from a “criminalization focus” approach to “chronic disease focus “approach when responding to calls for individuals using illicit substances. The webinar will discuss how law enforcement can team up and strategically collaborate with preventionists.
- Introduce the Baltimore City Police Department and their history with addressing the opioid epidemic and other illicit substances
- Identify the strategies used to shift the attitudes of Law Enforcement Officers
- Share how the changed attitude/mind shift of officers affect the interactions and response to calls for individuals misusing substances