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Law enforcement receives Naloxone training

Program

Naloxone Training for Law Enforcement

School, Department, or Center

Injury Control Research Center

Contact

Herb Linn

Description

Initiated the effort to develop a law enforcement naloxone initiative that included the three major law enforcement agencies in Monongalia County: The Morgantown Police Department, the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office, and the WVU Police Department. The initial partners in this collaboration were WVU ICRC, the WVU School of Medicine’s WV STEPS program (West Virginia Simulation Training and Education for Patient Safety), and the leaders of the three law enforcement agencies. Ultimately, Health Sciences Center leadership, the WVU Medical Center Pharmacy, the WVU Emergency Department, HSC Communications, Project Lazarus, the WVU and Greater Morgantown Safe Communities Initiative, and others joined the effort. The program was announced via a press event on December 4, 2015, and patrol officers for the three participating departments will be carrying naloxone by January 2016. As a result of the success of this program development and implementation, the WVU Health Sciences Center has offered to assist any jurisdiction in WV with the adoption of the Monongalia County model.
Kanawha County Sherriff's Office and Charleston Police Department) have 1 overdose reversal reported
Ohio County (Ohio County Sheriff's Office) has received overdose recognition/naloxone administration naloxone training in preparation for launching a program
McDowell, Mercer and Wyoming Counties - the State Police Troops covering these counties are receiving overdose recognition/naloxone administration training via the Community Connections organization.
Huntington (Cabell County) - Mayor Steve Williams announced that Huntington police and fire service officers will receive naloxone education and begin to carry naloxone

Area Served

Cabell, Kanawha, Ohio County, McDowell, Mercer, Monongalia, Wyoming counties

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