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Overland Park police officers will soon be trained to carry, use Narcan to stop opioid overdoses

Posted at 9:47 PM, Nov 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-22 19:07:59-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Johnson County EMS Medical Director will provide training for Overland Park police officers to use Narcan to stop opioid overdoses.

The city council approved the plan during Monday night's meeting.

Dr. Ryan Jacobsen, the county's EMS Medical Director, will "serve the City for the limited purpose of reviewing the City opioid antagonist protocol and training the officers assigned in the administration of the opioid antagonist," according to the agreement between the Johnson County Commission and the Overland Park city council.

A city spokesperson said the plan is to get officers trained and carrying Narcan by mid-January.

Johnson County's largest city has seen 10 deadly drug overdoses this year, according to the city spokesperson.