History of Coalition:
On March 25, 2004 Middleton Police Department sponsored a drug watch program with a kick off forum. Local and state officials, along with law enforcement addressed the community’s drug problem. Over 300 people attended this event. After the meeting Middleton was encouraged to start an anti-drug coalition. This was the beginning of the evolution of the Middleton Anti-Drug Coalition. On April 15, 2004 the town of Middleton held another meeting where they meet with Pam White, Executive Director with CADCAT along with Tennessee National Guard Counter Drug Division and also with Jim Holland with the Drug Enforcement Agency. It was at that meeting that the group voted to officially establish a coalition and become a member of the CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions across America) and CADCAT (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions across Tennessee). When the opportunity arose for the Coalition to receive funding through the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF-SIG) to help orchestrate grass roots prevention the grant requirement was to be county focused. So that is how the Coalition became known as the Hardeman County Anti-Drug Coalition.
Since the Hardeman County Anti Drug Coalition's conception, the Whiteville Police Department, the Bolivar Police Department and the Hardeman County Sheriff's Office have gotten on board with the Middleton Police Department in efforts to support the community in the fight against alcohol and drug abuse.
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a Coalition Member, please contact us via the following:
300 South Main Street
Middleton, TN 38052
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