The Office of Drug Policy was honored to present Stephanie Kendall with the Outstanding Prevention Advocate Award in recognition of her dedication to substance abuse prevention in Idaho.

"Stephanie has continuously shown her passion for prevention and commitment to being part of the solution" said ODP Administrator, Melinda Smyser, "We are all so grateful for her contributions to our communities and on our workgroups."

Stephanie has served with the Boise Police Department for nearly 21 years. Currently, she serves as a Crime Prevention Engagement Specialist, is a board member for the Boise Police Activities League and the Idaho Crime Prevention Association, and represents the BPD on the Treasure Valley Opioid Epidemic Response Stakeholder Team and the Idaho Opioid Misuse & Overdose Strategic Plan Workgroup.

Stephanie has been heavily involved in community prevention efforts for many years, especially in the area of public education. She championed the creation of additional substance abuse prevention curriculum with the Boise School District, and led efforts to develop a community wide “Save a Life” overdose prevention flyer - sharing information on overdose signs & symptoms, Idaho’s Good Samaritan Law, and the availability of Narcan.

Thank you for your service, Stephanie!