LaPorte officers carrying overdose reversal drug
Police officers in LaPorte will start carrying the lifesaving drug naloxone, which is used to treat opiate overdoses, like heroin.
Indiana University Health partnered with LaPorte Police and donated naloxone kits for every officer.
Officers will begin training this week, and once the training is completed, they will carry the kits of intranasal naloxone with them while on patrol.
Whenever naloxone is administered, the police department will have to receive additional assistance from EMS.
Chief Adam Klimczak of the LaPorte Police Department is enthusiastic about the new tool officers will be carrying with them to fight overdoses.
“We see carrying naloxone as just another step in combating our drug issues. While the numbers are improving, the men and women of the LaPorte Police Department have seen far too many overdoses and lives wasted by those addicted to heroin. If we can save just one life and help someone get out from this drug’s powerful grip, then we are continuing to move in the right direction,” says Chief Klimczak.