2014 News Releases

Sheriff's Office
Adrian H. Anderson, Sheriff

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July 16, 2014        Print version

Sheriff’s Office trains Deputies in the use of Narcan

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Tuesday 7/15/14, 90 Deputies were trained in the use of Naloxone (Narcan), a drug used to reverse the effects of heroin and other opioids. From this point forward, the trained Deputies will have the Narcan while on duty for use at the scenes of drug overdoses.

Late last month the Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Dutchess County Health Department and the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), hosted a train-the-trainer class on the use of Narcan. The Deputies who were trained as trainers on that date then used that training to train the rest of the Deputies on 7/15/14. Dr. Kari Reiber from the DC Health Department was present for, and assisted with, both the train-the-trainer sessions in June and the Office-wide training on 7/15/14.

It is our wish that our Deputies never need to respond to a life-threatening overdose that requires the use of Narcan, however if the need ever arises, we are grateful that they are now equipped with this valuable tool to help save lives.




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