On-Demand Webinar

SAS® Public Safety Drug Prevention Solution – A Solution to Reduce the Impact of Opioids and Other Drugs

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About the webinar

Fusion centers are a hub for crime prevention and help law enforcement react to potential threats to public safety – but their scope is not limited to reacting to public safety threats.

Fusion centers have the capability and potential to reduce the impact of opioids and other drugs on vulnerable communities.

Join us for this presentation from experts in the field of drug prevention as we explore how the fusion center can stem the flow of opioid traffic in high-risk communities.

Why attend?

  • Learn fusion center intelligence processes for drug prevention.
  • Discover how your fusion center can gather, merge and integrate disparate data sets to uncover obvious and non-obvious relationships in drug data from public health and safety sources.
  • Understand how technology shortens the information to action timeline and enhances the knowledge and understanding of risks like gun violence, gangs and drugs.

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About the Experts

Thomas Carr
Executive Director, University of Baltimore’s Center for Drug Policy and Prevention, College of Public Affairs

In addition to his position at the University of Baltimore, Thomas Carr is the Executive Director of the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Program. The Office of National Drug Control Policy named the Washington/Baltimore HIDTA as HIDTA of the Year for 2012. He served as Chief of the Maryland State Police Bureau of Drug Enforcement and Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division. He is the committee chair for the Performance Management Process used by the HIDTA Program, Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Juan Colon
Advisory Industry Consultant, Justice and Public Safety, SAS

Since 2018, Juan Colon has served as the SAS National Director of Opioids and Illegal Drug Solutions and as an advisory industry consultant developing technologies on public safety issues like the opioid crisis, gangs, fusion center operations and police reform.

Colon retired in 2018 at the rank of major after serving 25 years with the New Jersey State Police. He served in several assignments, including drug policy advisor to the New Jersey Attorney General, a detective in the Intelligence Services Section, and an intelligence operator in a covert capacity, with significant experience investigating gangs, cartels and transnational criminal organizations.

Colon played a central role in developing, implementing and commissioning the New Jersey fusion center. He developed and implemented several intelligence capabilities, including nationally recognized best practices like the Drug Monitoring Initiative. He developed the concept of the Integrated Drug Awareness Dashboard to shorten the data-to-action timeline against opioids.