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Building Community in DEA Operations with SAC Orville Greene

Jun 11, 2024

To tackle the drug crisis, relying solely on law enforcement is no longer sufficient. 

With cartels employing increasingly sophisticated trafficking tactics, leveraging community engagement and education has become a priority.

In this episode, Orville Greene, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. DEA Detroit Field Division, joins host Michael Brown to delve into how the DEA's jurisdiction is adding value to agency operations. They explore the value of forging strategic partnerships with community organizations, gaining firsthand insight into local challenges and concerns. SAC Orville also sheds light on the complexities of combating internet drug trafficking and discusses both the existing tools and areas needing improvement in addressing the opioid crisis. 

We also discuss: 

  • SAC Greene's partnerships with organizations like Fentanyl Fathers and their significant societal contributions
  • The potential impact of progressive drug policies on DEA operations and the battle against drug addiction
  • The imperative of a multi-agency approach in dismantling the drug supply chain



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Views expressed in this material are opinions of the host and the guest, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Rigaku Analytical Devices.


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Michael W. Brown is the global director of counter-narcotics technology at Rigaku Analytical Devices. He has a distinguished career spanning more than 32 years as a Special Agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Most recently he was the DEA Headquarters staff coordinator for the Office of Foreign Operations for the Middle East-Europe-Afghanistan-India. Prior to that he served as the country attaché in India and Myanmar providing foreign advisory support for counter narcotic enforcement. He also spent 10 years in Pakistan as a special advisor to the US Embassy on various law enforcement issues. Michael is a graduate of the United States Ranger Training Battalion and has a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Technology and Management from the University of Eastern Michigan.

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