October 11, 2017 (Washington, DC) – More than 50 police officers from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia attended Code 3’s first-ever Opioid Drug Diversion Training on October 4th, 2017 at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security in Washington, DC.
Law enforcement officers included detectives and uniformed personnel from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Washington, DC Field Office, U.S. Park Police, U.S. State’s Attorney’s Office, Metropolitan Police, Fairfax County Police, Montgomery County Police and Queen Anne’s County Police.
Facilitated by nationally recognized drug diversion expert John Burke, the eight-hour training addressed the scope of the pharmaceutical drug problem, diversion tactics for first-responders, best practices in doctor shopping investigations, tools and resources for identifying and targeting illegal prescribers and critical safety information on the handling of fentanyl and carfentanil.
“Last year, the opioid crisis killed the equivalent of four individuals each week in Washington, DC,” said Dale Sutherland, founder and president of Code 3.
About Code 3
Code 3 was founded in 2015 to foster mutual trust and collaboration among police departments and the communities they serve. With decades of experience in law enforcement and community affairs, we serve as connectors between cops and citizens, breaking down barriers and creating new opportunities to advance solutions to local challenges. For more information, visit www.code3forchange.org.