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Gov. Baker and U.S. Surgeon General to Speak at Second Annual P.A.A.R.I National Law Enforcement Summit

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Event will Stream Live at PAARIUSA.org/livestream

BOSTON — Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade is pleased to announce that Gov. Charlie Baker and U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome Adams will be among the featured speakers at this week’s second annual National Law Enforcement Summit.

WHEN:

TOMORROW — Thursday, Dec. 6 and Friday, Dec. 7

WHERE:

Harvard University Medical School Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston

WHO:

  • Gov. Charlie Baker (9:15 a.m. on Dec. 6)
  • Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders (9:10 a.m. on Dec. 6)
  • U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome Adams (10:30 a.m. on Dec. 6)
  • Arlington Police Chief and P.A.A.R.I Co-Chair Frederick Ryan
  • P.A.A.R.I Co-Chair and Co-Founder John Rosenthal
  • P.A.A.R.I Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade
  • Stephen McConachie, US Customs & Border Protection
  • Dr. Kiame Mahaniah, Lynn Community Health Center
  • Approximately 400 law enforcement leaders from 28 states and Canada

WHAT:

Now in its second year, the P.A.A.R.I. National Law Enforcement Summit is a one-of-a-kind gathering of law enforcement leaders, focusing on their collective work to stem the tide of America’s opioid epidemic.
Approximately 400 police leaders from agencies of all sizes will be in attendance at the summit, which is nearly twice as many participants compared to the inaugural summit.
The 2018 summit will provide law enforcement leaders with a platform to share ideas on how to build upon, or launch, a pre-arrest recovery referral program that can provide lifesaving resources to individuals battling substance use disorders in their communities.
Registration is free and open to all members of law enforcement. P.A.A.R.I encourages you to register soon, as a limited number of spots are available. paarisummit2018.eventbrite.com

MEDIA LOGISTICS:

There will be opportunities for television, radio and print/online media interviews, and staff will be on-site to assist media. Law enforcement leaders from the following states and provinces will be in attendance and will generally be available for interviews upon request: Alberta, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.
Affiliates may be interested in drawing from their local partners. Boston has NBC (NBC Boston/New England Cable News and Telemundo), CBS (WBZ), Hearst (ABC affiliate WCVB), Sunbeam (WHDH) and Cox Media (Fox affiliate WFXT) television news broadcast stations.
The event will also be broadcast live on PAARIUSA.org/livestream.

SUMMIT SCHEDULE:

Thursday, Dec. 6
8:30 a.m. Check In Opens & Networking Breakfast in Lobby
9 a.m. Welcome from P.A.A.R.I Co-Chairman John Rosenthal
9:10 a.m. Remarks from Massachusetts HHS Secretary Marylou Sudders
9:15 a.m. Remarks from Gov. Charlie Baker
10 a.m. Welcome from P.A.A.R.I Co-Chairman, Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan
10:15 a.m. Morning Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. Remarks from US Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome Adams
11:15 a.m. Leading the Way: Changing Culture & Reshaping Public Policy, Chief Danny Langloss (ret), Dixon Illinois Police
11:45 a.m. P.A.A.R.I Updates & Summit Overview from Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade
12 p.m. Networking Lunch
1 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION 1
  • Programs with Multiple Jurisdictions: Plymouth County (MA) District Attorney’s Office, East Bridgewater, Plymouth and Brockton Police Departments
  • Intake Programs: Georgetown, Kentucky Police & Jeffersontown, Kentucky Police
  • Overdose Follow Up & Outreach: Cambridge Police & Arlington Police (Massachusetts)
  • Risk-Based Outreach: Boston Police, Chelsea Police, Lawrence Police
2:15 p.m. Afternoon Coffee Break
2:30 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION 2 (repeat of session 1)
  • Programs with Multiple Jurisdictions: Plymouth County (MA) District Attorney’s Office, East Bridgewater, Plymouth and Brockton Police Departments
  • Intake Programs: Gloucester, Massachusetts Police, Greenfield, Wisconsin Police and Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department
  • Overdose Follow Up & Outreach: Lynn and Tewksbury Police (Massachusetts)
  • Risk-Based Outreach: Boston Police, Chelsea Police, Lawrence Police
Friday, Dec. 7
8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast in Lobby
9 a.m. Day two Welcome from Rosenthal and Chief Ryan
9:15 a.m. Overview of emerging drug trends: Stephen McConachie, US Customs & Border Protection
9:45 a.m. Making a treatment referral: Dr. Kiame Mahaniah, Lynn Community Health Center
10:30 a.m. Police as a vector for addiction medications: Chief Brandon del Pozo, Burlington, Vermont Police
11:30 p.m. Post-Summit Next Steps from Executive Director McDade
11:45 a.m. Closing Remarks from P.A.A.R.I Co-Chairs, Chief Ryan & Rosenthal
12 p.m. Networking lunch, Post-Summit consulting sessions and arranging new P.A.A.R.I Memberships
About P.A.A.R.I
The Police Assisted Addiction & Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help law enforcement agencies nationwide create non-arrest pathways to treatment and recovery. Founded alongside the groundbreaking Gloucester Police Department Angel Initiative in June 2015, P.A.A.R.I has been a driving force behind this rapidly expanding community policing movement. We provide technical assistance, coaching, grants, and other capacity-building resources to more than 440 police departments in 32 states. We currently work with more than 100 law enforcement agencies in Massachusetts alone. P.A.A.R.I and our law enforcement partners are working towards a collective vision where non-arrest diversion programs become a standard policing practice across the country, thereby reducing overdose deaths, expanding access to treatment, improving public safety, reducing crime, diverting people away from the criminal justice system, and increasing trust between law enforcement and their communities. Our programs and partners have saved thousands of lives, changed police culture, and reshaped the national conversation about the opioid epidemic. Learn more at www.paariusa.org.
Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He is an author, host of the Paying Attention TV/Radio Program, lectures on media bias and police issues, is a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for Mass. Citizens Alliance, and a 1990 Police Survivor. You can email your comments to valleypatriot@aol.com.

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