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Two Police Chiefs Perspectives on the Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis has grown to one of the largest issues that American law enforcement face. Chiefs, Richard Biehl, Chief of Police, Dayton (Ohio) Police Department, and Brandon del Pozo, Chief of Police, Burlington (Vermont) Police Department offer a police executive's perspective on managing the response and balancing a public health and criminal justice approach. The chiefs also offer up advice for other jurisdictions based on what they’ve learned.

Chiefs Biehl and del Pozo, participated in the panel “Opioids and the Law Enforcement Response: Partnerships for Public Safety and Improved Outcomes,” presented by the National Institute of Justice at the 2018 International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference. This video was filmed following the panel.

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Date Created: May 13, 2019