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4:58 PM Thu, Sept. 20th

Opioid medication, training saves four lives

The Prescott Police Department’s implementation of its Naloxone Administration Program in August 2017 has saved four lives and earned the department recognition by Public Health Excellence in Law Enforcement (PHELE) on Feb. 28.

The Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System issued a citation for the PHELE Recognition Program, which thanked and congratulated the department for initiating the opioid overdose recognition and treatment program in the community.

“Your work to combat this opioid epidemic is appreciated,” the citation stated.

Since August 2017, when Prescott Police put into action the Naloxone Administration Program, officers used the nasal inhalation treatment for opiod overdose four times. The quick response of patrol officers successfully saved these four lives.

Information submitted by the Prescott Police Department.