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All Niagara police to be equipped with naloxone

The NRPS is deploying Narcan Nasal Spray to front line officers following the appropriate training
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NEWS RELEASE
NIAGARA REGIONAL POLICE
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In a continued commitment to officer and community safety, the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) is in the process of expanding naloxone distribution to all sworn officers within the service.

As of Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, the NRPS is deploying Narcan Nasal Spray to front line officers following the appropriate training.
 
Previously, only officers in Specialty Units (Drugs, Street Crime, Special Constables in Court Security and Prisoner Management) along with civilian members who are responsible for the handling of seized drugs received the training and naloxone.
 
During this next phase, front line members will receive training, and then will be issued a kit containing two doses of Narcan Nasal Spray.
 
The primary purpose is the resuscitation of Niagara Regional Police members in the event of accidental contact with an opioid which results in an overdose.
 
Notwithstanding, in emergent situations, naloxone carried by a NRPS member may, if safe to do so and consistent with the approved training and protocol, be administered to a member of the public as a means of rendering first aid, if an opioid overdose is suspected and Emergency Medical Services are not imminent.
 
This next phase is anticipated to take three-four months for all sworn offices to cycle through training and be equipped with naloxone.

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To leave an anonymous tip, please contact Crime Stoppers via:

Telephone - 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)
Online - www.niagaratips.ca
Text - Text is not available at this time.

Crime Stoppers guarantees that you will remain anonymous through any of the methods offered to provide tips. You may also be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 if the information leads to an arrest.

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