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Partnership for a Drug-Free America and Council Bluffs Police Department Introduce Methamphetamine Prevention Program to Iowa Law Enforcement
Date:10/10/2007

Meth360 Program First Adopted in Council Bluffs, Now Offered to All Iowa

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the annual conference of the Iowa State Police Association, the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, along with the Council Bluffs Police Department, announced the 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, Iowa 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 Council Bluffs 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 Iowa, and to initiate the program in their area. Since that time, representatives from local drug prevention and treatment organizations have joined with the CBPD to deliver Meth360 presentations throughout the community.

"Meth continues to be a challenge for law enforcement across the state of Iowa, and it's important to remain vigilant in our efforts to fight it, said Captain Ralph O'Donnell of the Council Bluffs 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 Iowa communities to consider adopting Meth360."

The Partnership is now offering Meth360 to all Iowa communities wishing to adopt it through a new suite of web-based resources at http://www.drugfree.org/meth360.

Meth360 Online features all tools and resources needed to implement the program, including downloadable, multimedia Meth360 presentations as well as an online tutorial offering comprehensive information about methamphetamine and guidance on delivering the presentation. The site also houses a social network, allowing presenters within communities and across the country to coordinate their efforts and share experiences.

"Motivating concerned citizens and parents to learn about meth's dangers and spread the word-especially when talking to kids-is critical to helping curb meth use in the state of Iowa," said Peter Komendowski, President of the Partnership for a Drug-Free Iowa, an alliance of the national Partnership. "Meth360 is a welcome addition to the state's ongoing efforts to fight meth, and we are pleased that Iowa communities will have access to tools and resources to help them work together against meth and future drug threats."

Federal restrictions on the precursor chemicals needed to manufacture meth have contributed to a sharp decline in meth labs nationwide-Iowa alone has experienced nearly an 80% reduction in lab seizures between 2004 and 2006. However, meth use remains prevalent in the state, with the purer, "ice" form of methamphetamine imported from Mexico now constituting the majority of meth used in the state of Iowa.

Meth360 is funded by grants from the United States Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The program was first launched in four states in 2006, and is expanding to ten additional states throughout 2007.

For more information about methamphetamine, please visit http://www.drugfree.org/meth360.

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is a nonprofit organization uniting communications professionals, scientists and parents. Best known for its national drug-education campaign, the Partnership's mission is to reduce illicit drug use in America.


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