NARCAN on college campus

Narcan used to offset side effects of heroin overdose. (WDTN Photo/Paul Rodzinka)
Narcan used to offset side effects of heroin overdose. (WDTN Photo/Paul Rodzinka)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A first for Sinclair Community College, officers on campus will be carrying the drug that revives people who have overdosed on heroin.

With the heroin epidemic in the Miami Valley, the college says they would rather be safe than sorry.

Right now there are about six NARCAN kits strategically placed across campus. Adam Murka, a spokesperson for the college says they’re in places where officers will have easy access to them in case there is an overdose.

The kits were donated and Sinclair officers were trained alongside Dayton Police on how to use them. He says there are always officers on campus and they’re prepared for any scenario.

“It’s incumbent on colleges and universities to make sure that they understand that it’s important to provide their officers with everything they need to keep their campuses safe. Unfortunately, there is a growing heroin problem in this tri-state region and we want our officers to have what they need,” said Murka.

Murka says every officer on campus will eventually have access to NARCAN kits. So far, they have never had to use the drug on campus.

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