NYPD Highway District Drug Recognition Expert Instructors Sergeant Donald Schneider & Police Officer Timothy Kessler joined Mark D. Stein & Shane DiMaio from the Staten Island Advance to speak about the Drug Driving Awareness Course.
Thank you Sgt. Schneider and PO Kessler for your partnership and efforts in getting this new training program off the ground and expanded citywide. Listen to the discussion here:
The program began with 4 courses here on Staten Island and now is part of the In Service Training at the Police Academy enhancing the resources Police Officers have in combating the opioid epidemic that is impacting our community. The training reaches approximately 800 patrol officers a month.
As I noted back in 2016...... This is what it is all about, forging relationships and developing strategies to help our communities. Thank you to Sgt. Schneider again for all your hard work getting this off the ground!
You can view the post from November 4, 2016 and the Staten Island Parent Magazine article here:
Staten Island Advance article on the program from 11/18/17
My Staten Island Op-Ed (October 12, 2016)