FORT COLLINS, Colo., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the annual conference of the Colorado Drug Investigators Association, the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, along with the Colorado Springs Police Department, announced the statewide availability of a community outreach program designed to raise awareness and reduce demand for the highly addictive illicit drug methamphetamine.
The program, called Meth360(R), was created by the Partnership, and is currently operating in 14 states, Colorado among them. Meth360 pairs up teams of local law enforcement officers with substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals to deliver meth-awareness presentations delivered at local businesses and civic organizations, professional meetings, schools and parent groups.
In early 2007, the Colorado Springs Police Department was approached by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America and the Police Executive Research Forum to be the lead law enforcement agency for Meth360 in Colorado, and to initiate the program in their area. Since that time, representatives from local drug prevention and treatment organizations have joined with the CSPD to deliver Meth360 presentations throughout the community.
"Meth continues to be a challenge for law enforcement across the state of Colorado, and it's important to remain vigilant in our efforts to fight it, said Commander Rick Millwright of the Colorado Springs Police Department. "The Meth360 program is a powerful tool that complements existing community outreach efforts, and helps law enforcement and social services work together to mobilize communities to fight this threat. We encourage all Colorado communities to consider adopting Meth360."
The Partnership is now offering Meth360 to all Colorado communities wishing to adopt it through a new suite of web-based resources at http://www.drugfree.org/meth360.
Meth360 Online features all tools an
|SOURCE Partnership for a Drug-Free America|
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