Staff from the New Hampshire National Guard Counterdrug Program present drug prevention program graduation certificates to law enforcement professionals from the New England High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (NEHIDTA) program during a visit to the NEHIDTA headquarters in Methuen, Mass. on Mar. 2.
From left, Sgt. 1st Class Richard Frost of the New Hampshire National Guard Counterdrug Program, Drug Demand Reduction Outreach team, presented the certificates to Ken Bradley, Drug Intelligence Officer and Kiera Latham, Public Health Analyst with the NEHIDTA, while Maj. Robert Burnham, commander for the NHNG Counterdrug Program and Jay Fallon, executive director for the NEHIDTA, looked on.
The course they attended is normally sanctioned only for military staff within Counterdrug. However, as new partners with the NHNG Counterdrug program, Bradley and Latham said they saw great value in learning the approaches that the Guard is taking to prevent and reduce drug use. They attended the course to become more familiar with how the organization provides prevention support to New Hampshire communities. In doing so, they became the first two civilians to graduate from the course with certificates in both military drug demand reduction, as well as Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training.
Photo by Sgt. Brendan Johnson, NHNG Counterdrug Program, DDRO