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Public Forum: The Windsor County Opioid Crisis

  • Riverside Middle School 13 Fairground Road Springfield, VT, 05156 United States (map)

Hosted by: Department of Public Safety, Vermont State Policy, & the Springfield Police Department

OPIATE PUBLIC FORUM – SPRINGFIELD VERMONT
Members of public safety, including the Springfield Police Department, Vermont State Police and the Vermont Intelligence Center, will hold a public forum to discuss the ongoing opioid crisis in Windsor County, Tuesday, May 30th, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at the Riverside Middle School in Springfield, VT.  We invite all interested and concerned citizens to attend, join the conversation, and learn how we can confront this issue together.

The forum will offer attendees the opportunity to hear from Chief Douglas Johnston of the Springfield Police Department, Commissioner Thomas Anderson of the Vermont Department of Public Safety, and representatives of the Vermont Intelligence Center.  A  PowerPoint presentation will present an overall view of the crisis in Vermont, how it impacts all our communities, and relate what Vermont law enforcement is doing to address the crisis.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the attending officials in a panel forum. 

Opening Comments:

  • Chief Douglas Johnston – Master of Ceremony (Springfield Police Department)
  • Commissioner Thomas Anderson – Vermont Department of Public Safety
  • Chairman Kristi Morris – Select board (Town of Springfield)

Heroin In Vermont: (Approximately 45 minutes to 1 Hour)

  • Det. LT Teresa Randall – Vermont State Police (Narcotics Investigation Unit Commander North)
  • Molly Cozzens – Intelligence Analyst (Vermont Intelligence Center)
  • Amy Paradis - Intelligence Analyst (Vermont Intelligence Center)

Question & Answer Panel:

  • Commissioner Thomas Anderson – Vermont Department of Public Safety
  • Chief Douglas Johnston – Springfield Police Department
  • Captain John Merrigan - Vermont State Police – Commander of Special Investigations
  • Det. LT Paul Favreau - Vermont State Police (Narcotics Investigation Unit Commander South)
  • Det. LT Teresa Randall – Vermont State Police (Narcotics Investigation Unit Commander North)
  • Molly Cozzens – Intelligence Analyst (Vermont Intelligence Center)
  • Amy Paradis - Intelligence Analyst (Vermont Intelligence Center)

Join us Tuesday, May 30th, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at the Riverside Middle School, 13 Fairground Rd, in Springfield, VT.  The forum will be held in the school auditorium.