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Laconia Police Officer Eric Adams gives a presentation at the New Hampshire Alcohol & Other Drug Service Providers Association's conference in Concord in this 2015 file photo. Laconia has been one of New Hampshire's hardest hit cities in the opioid crisis.
The Laconia, New Hampshire, police department is a shining example of a new style of policing being used to combat the opioid epidemic. Recently-retired Laconia police chief Chris Adams says, “You just can't go out there, blanket arrest everybody and think that the issue of substance misuse is going to get better.”