What’s New in Blue: Season 2 Episode 5 | Drug Endangered Children

From our partners at the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)...

What’s New in Blue

Inspired by the approach used for TED Talks, What’s New in Blue is a series of short videos intended to keep viewers informed about innovative developments and critical issues in law enforcement. The episodes feature informative discussions about ideas worth spreading throughout American policing in a format useful for viewing in roll call, training classes, or sharing with colleagues and across social media.

Season 2 Episode 5 | Drug Endangered Children feat. Eric Nation

Now retired, Eric Nation began his law enforcement career in 1994 and became a founding member of the Jasper County (Iowa) Drug Endangered Children Alliance. During his time in law enforcement, Nation experienced numerous cases of children who suffered physical or emotional harm as a result of drug use, possession, manufacturing, and distribution. The impact of what Nation witnessed became such a concern that he left policing to focus his efforts on training others to identify at-risk children and coordinating the various systems and disciplines that intervene and provide services to these children and families.

About the COPS Office:

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is the component of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for advancing the practice of community policing by the nation's state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies through information and grant resources.