Practice & Policy Lecture Series
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-3646 • Fax (405) 521-6684 • Internet:

​The Practice and Policy Lecture Series has been developed to provide thought-provoking presentations on Oklahoma's emerging policy issues, trends and best practices. The series is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Human Service of Office of Performance Outcomes & Accountability and the University of Oklahoma Center for Public Management with the goal of providing the best educational opportunities available in a forum that offers participants an opportunity to question, share and learn from each other.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Practice and Policy Research Quarterly 

Recorded Lectures

Child Care
Child Welfare
Customer Service
Developmental Disabilities
Domestic Violence
Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Health Care
Marriage and Family
Poverty Solutions


Thursday, Septmber 20th, noon - 1:00 pm.


Mark Woodward

Public Information and Education Officer

Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics


Drug Trends, Threats, and the Elephant in the Room

Oklahoma History Center

800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive

Oklahoma City, OK 73106


Click here to register.



Oklahoma is on the frontline of an opioid crisis just as it is launching the licensing protocol for legal medical marijuana. Lawmakers, advocates, pharmaceutical companies, law enforcement, medical professionals, and educators are among the multitude of entities trying to grasp the impact of the use and abuse of drugs which are legally prescribed to help patients cope with medical conditions.

Drug Trends, Threats and the ‘Elephant in the Room’ is the topic of discussion for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) Practice & Policy Lecture Series on Sept. 20, 2018 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. The lecture will be presented by Mark Woodward, Public Information Officer for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN).

Woodward joined OBN in July 1995 as the Public Information and Education Officer and a CLEET-certified instructor.  CLEET – Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training – provides education and training to law enforcement officers statewide. During his OBN career, Woodward helped disable more than 50 methamphetamine labs, conducted more than 500 methamphetamine safety workshops, and taught more than 4,000 drug identification classes for both law enforcement and the public. He has served as chair of the Criminal Justice Committee for the Oklahoma Drug and Alcohol Policy Board and is a member of the Oklahoma Drug Endangered Children Advisory Board. In 2004, Woodward was recognized as the Narcotics Officer of the Year. 

Last Updated: September 06, 2018
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Street address: Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Mailing address: P.O. Box 25352, Oklahoma City, OK 73125
(405) 521-3646
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