Kutztown University to host Groundbreaking Law Enforcement Training Initiative

Old Main at night

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Kutztown University is proud to announce its collaboration with the Law Enforcement and Treatment Initiative (LETI) to host an insightful training session aimed at fostering a stronger connection between law enforcement and substance use treatment providers. The event is scheduled 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4, 250 McFarland Student Union, and is open to law enforcement professionals and students.

LETI, originally launched under the guidance of former Pennsylvania Attorney General, now Governor, Josh Shapiro, is an innovative program designed to bridge the gap between law enforcement and individuals struggling with substance use disorders. The primary objective of this initiative is to equip law enforcement officers with the knowledge and tools necessary to divert low-level, non-violent offenders toward available treatment resources.

Currently operating in more than 25 counties across the commonwealth, including Berks, LETI has proven to be a vital force in addressing addiction-related issues within communities. Kutztown University, recognizing the importance of this program and the potential benefits for the region, eagerly steps forward to host this educational event.

Course Overview:

The training will cover a range of essential modules:

Module I: Understanding Addiction

Module II: Understanding Trauma

Module III: Impact of Stigma

Module IV: Prevention and Intervention

Module V: Understanding Treatment

Module VI: Practical Skills

Law enforcement professionals, students and all interested parties are encouraged to attend this event, gain valuable insights and contribute to building safer and more supportive communities. For more information about the event or to register, please contact Dr. Jonathan Kremser at kremser@kutztown.edu.