Law Enforcement Opioid Resources
Law enforcement agencies around the world are grappling with the epidemic of opioid overdoses. This initiative provides resources to address the enforcement side of this crisis, as well as to promote a paradigm shift toward a public health approach to substance use and prevention. The site also includes an online community for sharing ideas on confronting this issue.
- Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders
- Roll Call Videos: Improving Community Safety and Community Relations by Understanding and Addressing Drug Addiction by the Center for Health & Justice (CHJ)
- Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Ten Standards of Care: Policing and The Opioid Crisis by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
- The Unprecedented Opioid Epidemic: As Overdoses Become a Leading Cause of Death, Police, Sheriffs, and Health Agencies Must Step Up Their Response (2017) by PERF
- Opioid-Related Overdose Rates by States by NIH
Model Policies and Information on Naloxone:
- IACP Critical Issues: Naloxone
- Sample Law Enforcement Naloxone Policy by the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC)
- Law Enforcement Naloxone Toolkit by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
- Engaging Law Enforcement in Opioid Overdose Response: Frequently Asked Questions by the BJA
- Naloxone Policy and Procedures by Kingman (AZ) Police Department
- Naloxone for Opioid Overdose: Life-Saving Science by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
General Prevention Efforts:
- Evidence-Based Strategies for Preventing Opioid Overdose: What’s Working in the United States. An introduction for public heath, law enforcement, local organizations, and others striving to serve their community
- Training Resources:
- Reports and Articles:
Resources by State
Programs, policies, and laws organized by state.
Join the Conversation!
Law enforcement and partners can join this online community to share ideas, concerns, and accomplishments in an effort to promote evidence-based practices. Click HERE for instructions on how to join.
For more information or to contribute useful, relevant resources, please contact IACP Project Manager Karen Maline at Maline@theiacp.org.
The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the IACP. Resources and information on this site are offered as a professional resource.