Heroin Response

Heroin Education National Award Bestowed on St. Louis County Police Officers

12 December 2012


By Julie Brown Patton, Ballwin-Ellisville Patch

St. Louis County Police Department’s Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force representatives will receive the 2012 “Outstanding Community Prevention Effort Award” in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

The heroin-deterrent “Not-Even-Once” campaign initiated in the St. Louis metropolitan area by St. Louis County Police Department officers is credited for a 30 percent drop in deaths from the drug since the effort was launched. The campaign’s results also were noticed on a larger scale, resulting in the department just receiving a national award in heroin education.

Read the full article at the Ballwin-Ellisville Patch

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