The guest speaker at this month’s Highland County Drug Abuse Prevention Coalition (HCDAPC) will be Daniel Meloy. He will be speaking on how the Colerain Township’s Quick Response Team has been able to respond to the heroin/opiate epidemic in southern Ohio.
Meloy is the assistant township administrator and director of public safety in Colerain Township. He served as chief of police in Colerain for more than six years before he began overseeing both the fire and police departments as director of public safety in 2013.
The HCDAPC was formed in 2013 to decrease the usage of and deaths related to substance abuse in the Highland County through advocacy, education and training. The coalition wants to lead the county in providing and promoting opportunities for all citizens to become active in the reduction of substance abuse.
The Highland County Drug Abuse Prevention Coalition meets monthly on the fourth Thursday of each month. All meetings are open to the public and are held at noon in the large conference room in the back hall of the North High Business Center located at 1487 N. High St. in Hillsboro.
Join the coalition on Thursday to help make a difference in your community.
Submitted by Melinda Sheets, HCDAPC public affairs coordinator.