Conservation officers in District 10 to carry Naloxone
Conservation officers with the Indiana Department of natural Resources Division of Law Enforcement in District 10 will be carrying Naloxone, or Narcan, which can help reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
Six conservation officers in District 10 will be carrying Naloxone.
Fagen Pharmacy provided the training and the supplies to the DNR.
If an officer uses the Naloxone, Fagen Pharmacy will replace the materials at no cost.
The program was a combined effort from Fagen Pharmacy, Porter County Community Foundation, Porter Regional Hospital and Indiana Conservation Officers.
The officers carrying the Naloxone are in the La Porte and Porter county areas. The DNR says those areas have the highest volume of calls for opioid overdoses.
Currently, District 10 is the only district providing Naloxone and training to its officers.