Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Participates in Overdose Awareness Day

On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief Assistant Prosecutor Bradford Seabury spoke at the 4th Annual Overdose Awareness Day held on the Morristown Green.  Prosecutor Knapp was the opening speaker for the event and discussed how the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office has partnered with numerous agencies and remains committed to fighting this epidemic.  Prosecutor Knapp thanked everyone in attendance for supporting the event and for their work serving those affected by opioid addiction, especially the individuals and organizations that work every day providing treatment and recovery services.   Prosecutor Knapp stated, “We are committed to fighting this scourge and will continue doing so.  Everyone who attended this event must also spread the word to their friends and neighbors.”

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Participates in Overdose Awareness Day

Following the Prosecutor’s remarks, CAP Seabury spoke about the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office efforts to, “remove for profit drug dealers from the County.”  Furthermore, CAP Seabury highlighted Prosecutor Knapp’s initiation of the Countywide Narcan program in 2014, which has enabled Morris County Law Enforcement to save over 650 overdose victims to date.  Through effective prevention, treatment and enforcement, those saved have been given a chance and a pathway to recovery.

During the evening hours, CAP Seabury presented at St. Simons Church in Rockaway Township. During this program CAP Seabury discussed the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic, as well as the measures that the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office has taken to combat the epidemic.  CAP Seabury was joined by Sheriff James Gannon, Assemblymen Anthony Bucco and Daytop CEO James Curtin, who all highlighted the collaborative efforts and programs working to curb opioid addiction and provide paths to recovery within Morris County.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Participates in Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held every year to spread the message that overdose deaths are preventable.  An additional observance is being held on Saturday, August 31, 2019, beginning 8:00 a.m., at CARES Morris County and culminating at Donatoni Community Park in Rockaway Boro.

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Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Detectives Attend Fairleigh Dickinson University Career Fair

On August 27, 2019 Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Supervisor Patrick LaGuerre and Detective Muhammad Thomas attended the Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Campus Career Fair. As supervisor of the Recruitment Unit, Det/Sup LaGuerre attended the event to spread information about the employment opportunities offered by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office for all college students and future graduates.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Detectives Attend Fairleigh Dickinson University Career Fair

Over two hundred students, from all fields of study, stopped by the MCPO table to express their interest in learning more about opportunities in the law enforcement and legal career paths. Det/Sup LaGuerre and Det. Thomas also distributed informational literature which outlined the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office’s internship program.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Detectives Attend Fairleigh Dickinson University Career Fair

More information on applying for positions with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office can be found at https://prosecutor.morriscountynj.gov/employment/.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office to Participate in Two Events in Recognition of Overdose Awareness Day

Members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office will be speaking at two events on August 28, 2019 in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, which is a global event held every year. It was created in 2001 in Australia to raise awareness of drug overdoses and to spread the message that overdose deaths are preventable.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief Assistant Prosecutor Seabury will be speaking at the 4th Annual Overdose Awareness Day held on the Morristown Green. The program on the Green will run from 1pm-3pm.

Later in the evening, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Seabury will be presenting at St. Simons Church in Rockaway Township. This program will run from 6pm-9pm. At both programs, he will be discussing the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic, as well as the measures that the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office has taken to combat the epidemic.

Both programs are open to the public, free to attend and provide a great opportunity to learn more about the efforts being taken to save lives and combat addiction throughout Morris County.

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