Officers from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police are being trained to administer Naloxone Hydrochloride, commonly known as Narcan, to join the state’s effort to combat the tragedy of people losing their lives from overdosing on opioids, including street drugs such as heroin or prescription painkillers such as OxyContin.
“Our EnCon officers are pleased to join in the initiative to help combat the alarming growth of heroin and prescription drug abuse,” said Col. Kyle Overturf, the head of the EnCon police unit at DEEP. “Our officers are positioned to play an active part in assisting people whose lives are threatened by a drug overdose. You will find EnCon officers in action all across Connecticut, as we provide a law enforcement presence in state parks and on state lands as well as enforcing fish and game regulations.”
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