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The Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack Installs New Signs to Highlight Southern Maryland Impaired Driving, and Opioid Crisis

The Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack unveiled a pair of signs to help bring attention to two important community issues: the opioid epidemic and drinking and driving. Allied law enforcement members, health officials and community members joined the state police Thursday for an unveiling ceremony outside the Leonardtown Barrack for the two newly installed community awareness signs. One side of the sign will track St. Mary’s County fatal, and alcohol-related crashes and DUI arrests. The other side of the sign will track St. Mary’s County heroin/opioid overdose awareness, which will include the number of overdoses handled by law enforcement, lives lost to overdoses and lives saved by Narcan. The statistics displayed will be the combined totals of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack and St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. The signs will be updated the beginning of each month and will reflect year-to-date running totals. The signs were sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Maryland Heroin Awareness Advocates (MHAA), Maryland Health Department – St. Mary’s County, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The signs were made and installed by Wayne’s Sign & Engraving, Inc. Two focuses of the Maryland State Police are a reduction of […]

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