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Community Policing Unit Offers Special Programs

(Bel Air, Md. – February 9, 2006) — The Harford County Sheriff’s Office Community Policing Unit, has developed two specific programs aimed at heroin and methamphetamine awareness. The programs are part of the Sheriff’s Office on-going effort to educate and inform the public about two dangerous drugs.

The Heroin Awareness Program provides viewers with the facts, myths and ravages of using heroin. The hour-long power point presentation depicts graphic images of heroin use, effects of the drug on the body, and the aftermath of this terrible addiction. The program will leave a lasting impression with those who attend.

The Methamphetamine Awareness Program provides a graphic depiction of the wildfire drug epidemic affecting our country. Methamphetamines and “Meth labs” have become a serious drug issue in many communities throughout our nation. This program reveals the horrors of addiction and the effects of toxic illicit labs addicts use to manufacture this drug. Methamphetamine is unlike any other drug society has faced. The program will inform and educate those who attend on this critical drug issue.

Commenting on both special program offerings, Sheriff R. Thomas Golding stated, “We are increasingly concerned regarding drugs and drug usage in Harford County. The respective programs are available to civic and community groups, boys and girls clubs, scout groups, the school community, churches and any other organization seeking additional information on heroin or methamphetamime use.”

To request either or both of these exceptional drug awareness programs, contact the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Community Policing Unit at 410-638-3713 or by email at williamsd@harfordsheriff.org. For further information on programs offered by the Community Policing Unit, please visit the Harford County Sheriff’s Office website at www.harfordsheriff.org.

Press Release

February 09, 2006

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