Overland Park police to get trained on Narcan to combat fentanyl overdose crisis

Overland Park is moving forward with a plan to train police to administer Narcan, a medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose w...

November 22, 2022
6:39 PM

Overland Park is moving forward with a plan to train police to administer Narcan, a medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose within minutes. The Overland Park City Council approved the agreement, so that the county emergency medical director can work with the city's police department to review protocol and train officers to administer Narcan nasal spray when they suspect someone has experienced an overdose. City officials hope to have officers trained and carrying Narcan, the brand name for naloxone, by mid-January, said Meg Ralph, a spokeswoman for Overland Park.

Andrea Klick