Upcoming Law Enforcement and Community Summit on Heroin in North Carolina

HRC logoThe North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition will be hosting a statewide summit on Thursday, May 12th, at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh.

Law enforcement and community leaders will gather at the legislature to discuss legislative solutions to reducing the negative impacts of Heroin in our communities. Law enforcement and community leaders will discuss increasing access to naloxone, syringe exchange, law enforcement angel programs, law enforcement assisted diversion, increasing access to social services, detox and rehabilitation activities.

Event Location:  North Carolina General Assembly, 16 W. Jones Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

Event Date: Thursday, May 12,  8:45 AM – 1 PM

Contact: Robert Childs, 336-543-8050, robert.bb.childs@gmail.com

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Confirmed Speakers:

  • Thomas Bashore, Chief of Police, Nashville Police Department, Nashville, NC
  • Tessie Castillo, Advocacy and Communications Coordinator, North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition, Raleigh, NC
  • Michael Cardwell, Lieutenant, Winston Salem Police Department, NC
  • Robert Childs, MPH,  Executive Director, North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition, Wilmington, NC
  • William H. Hollingsed, Chief of Police, Waynesville Police Department, Waynesville, NC
  • John Ingram, Sheriff, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, Bolivia, NC
  • Jim Johnson, Ret. Chief of Police, Huntington Police Department,Huntington, WV
  • Melissia Larson, Grants Administrator, Pitt County Sheriff, Greenville, NC
  • Mike Page, Community Advocate, Wilmington, NC
  • Lars Paul, Captain of Internal Affairs, Fayetteville Police Department,Fayetteville, NC
  • Scott Proescholdbell, MPH, Epidemiologist, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch, DHHS, Raleigh, NC
  • Donnie Varnell, Ret. Special Agent in Charge, State Bureau of Investigation/Harm Reduction Policing Coordinator, North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition, Mateo, NC