In advance of the 2016 legislative sessions, members have been vocal about the need for change in their home states. San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman and former San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne opined in the San Diego Union Tribune about the impact of Proposition 47, a ballot measure which reduced penalties for some drug and property crimes. Gloucester Police Chief Harry Earle appeared on Philadelphia CBS to highlight his office’s program providing drug counseling to low-level offenders, and Houston Police Chief CharlesMcClelland published an op-ed in The Pearland Journal urging more funding for alternatives to incarceration such as drug treatment and job training. Portland Maine Police Chief Michael Sauschuck unveiled a newprogram to help tackle rising opiate use, modeled after the Seattle LEAD program which connects drug offenders with treatment. And former U.S Attorney Timothy Purdon appeared on the Mike McFeely Show to discuss how North Dakota can reduce its prison population.