2014 Summer Conference Session – The Opioid Epidemic, Part 2: A Public Safety Response

Opioid abuse has become a serious threat to public safety in Maryland. Law enforcement officers on local, state, and regional levels are working to stem the flow of illicit opioids into the state and put an end to drug-related violence. Efforts to curb opiate-related deaths include some jurisdictions training first-responders to carry life-saving drugs to help stop an overdose. In part two of this two-part session, participants will learn more about what is currently being done from a public safety perspective to combat the opioid epidemic across Maryland jurisdictions.


  • Major James R. Pyles, Commander, Northern Command, Criminal Enforcement Division, Maryland State Police
  • Glen Fueston, Director of the Investigative Support Center (ISC), Washington/Baltimore, High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA)
  • Kevin Davis, Chief of Police, Anne Arundel County Police Department

Moderator: The Honorable David Rudolph, Maryland House of Delegates

Date/Time: Thursday, August 14, 2014; 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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