The Ashland Police Department is now carrying Naloxone (Narcan) in patrol and unmarked police vehicles to help opiate overdose victims. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist used to reverse the effects of opiates such as heroin. Police officers are frequently the first emergency
responders to encounter victims of an opiate overdose and the administration of Naloxone can help counteract the drugs and save lives. The Naloxone carried by Ashland Police Officers is administered through a nasal spray.
The Ashland Police Department would like to thank the following partners for their support during the implementation process:
Captain Marshall Rasor – Ashland Fire & Rescue
Deputy Chief Brett Johnson – Medford Police Department
Kellyn Marshall – OnTrack Nurse Educator and Pain Management Specialist
Michele Schaefer – Department of Justice Grant Manager
Dr. Jim Shames – Jackson County Health and Human Services
The attached pamphlet offers additional information to include community resources and treatment programs.