(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Officers with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection are being trained to use Naloxone, or Narcan in the fight against opioid overdoses and deaths.
Colonel Kyle Overturf, who commands the EnCon Police, says their presence will be seen throughout state parks and other state lands to assist those whose lives are put at risk as the result of an overdose.
Recently, 50 EnCon officers took part in a training program under the auspices of the Connecticut State Police.
The state Department of Public Health has made available Narcan kits that will be carried by the EnCon officers.
State Police have been credited with saving the lives of 100 people in the two years since they conducted their training.