Robert DeVries served over 25 years with the Holland Michigan Police Department and in 2003 traveled westward when he took over as the Chief of Police for the Kingman Police Department in 2003. During his tenure he was very active with the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police and the Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). He has been very active in drug prevention and awareness throughout Mohave County. Kingman PD was the first agency in Arizona to train and equip their officers with Naloxone and the only rural community in the state to allow a harm reduction program to assist those suffering from opioid use disorder.
After 42 years in law enforcement, Chief DeVries retired in April and took over as the program coordinator for the Mohave Substance Treatment Education Prevention Partnership (MSTEPP). He currently oversees a Bureau of Justice grant for Mohave County focusing on fighting opioids and methamphetamine use.
Original air date: November 12, 2020
To learn more about the Mohave Substance Treatment Education Prevention Partnership just click here https://mstepp.org/