COM Police Officers Carry Naloxone
Life-saving drug reverses effects of opioid drug overdose
KENTFIELD, CA — June 13, 2017 — The College of Marin (COM) Police Department, in partnership with Marin County Health and Human Services, is actively working to combat drug overdoses. Officers carry Naloxone, which is an emergency antidote that reverses the effects of opioid-type drugs, including heroin and prescription painkillers. Drug overdose is the most common cause of accidental death nationwide. COM Campus Police officers have been trained to recognize signs of a life-threatening opioid overdose and administer the intranasal Naloxone as an antidote.
The COM Police Department is in the business of protecting and saving lives. They join hundreds of police departments and community groups nationwide in this worthy effort to prevent drug overdose deaths and Naloxone will help them accomplish that mission.