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National Law Enforcement Museum to Host Opioid Panel Discussion

November 14, 2018
The National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building will host a panel discussion Thursday called "Conversations — Opioids: Communities Fighting Back."

8 Ohio Deputies, 2 DEA Agents Hospitalized for Possible Fentanyl Exposure

November 7, 2018
At 5:30 a.m., deputies were responding to a residence in Rocky River for what appeared to be a raid involving DEA agents.

President Trump Signs into Law New Legislation Addressing Opioid Crisis

October 25, 2018
President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law a bill—passed by a 98-1 vote in the Senate and a 393-8 vote in the House—aimed at making medical treatment for opioid addiction more widely available while also cracking down on illicit drugs being sent through the mail.

Arizona Police Partner with Drug Counselors in Effort to Combat Opioid Crisis

October 15, 2018
Police in Pima County, AZ, have received a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as part of a collaboration aimed at taking a more holistic approach to dealing with people addicted to opioids.

IACP 2018: Watching Trump's Speech to Law Enforcement

October 10, 2018
Trump slammed the Obama administration for restricting law enforcement's acquisition of military surplus equipment based on concerns of militarization. He called that "a very strange reason" for keeping life-saving equipment away from officers. "People are shooting at you and some people are worried about how you look,"

Protection Against Airborne Toxins

October 5, 2018

Officers will continue to come into contact with extremely strong and potentially lethal opioid drugs and need to be armed with scientifically validated facts and not fiction.

Massachusetts Officers Treated for Opioid Exposure After Responding to Fatal Overdose

September 2, 2018
Two Sterling, MA, Police officers and one Massachusetts State Police trooper were treated for opioid exposure after responding to a fatal overdose on Friday.

Video: 24 Guards, Inmates Treated for Opioid Exposure in Ohio Prison

August 29, 2018
As officers and medical responders arrived, a total of 28 individuals were treated through the administration of naloxone.

DOJ, DEA Propose Significant Reduction in Manufacturing of Opioids in 2019

August 28, 2018
"The opioid epidemic that we are facing today is the worst drug crisis in American history," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in an announcement.

DOJ Announces Regulatory Steps to Address Opioid Epidemic

July 11, 2018
The Department of Justice today announced the finalization of an April proposal to improve the Drug Enforcement Administration's ability to combat the national opioid crisis.

Police Could Access Drug Database Under Proposed North Carolina Law

June 14, 2018
The Controlled Substance Reporting System is a database of prescriptions that doctors and pharmacists can use to see if a patient is getting controlled substances from multiple doctors.

Asheville, NC, Police Must Obtain Written Permission to Conduct Vehicle Searches

May 29, 2018
Chief Hooper and law enforcement advocates said the changes would make it harder for officers to protect the public and would hamper them in combating a historic drug epidemic and the crimes that come with it.

3 Wisconsin Officers Treated for Fentanyl Exposure

May 28, 2018
Officers said they spotted a man and a woman in a stolen vehicle in the parking lot. While searching that vehicle, officers say they removed a purse that had an unknown substance in it. One officer began feeling ill while still on the scene, the other showed symptoms back at the station.

Halyard Health Introduces Fentanyl-Resistant Gloves for First Responders

May 1, 2018
Black-Fire powder-free nitrile exam gloves safeguard against exposure and are tested according to the ASTM D6978 guidelines and found to resist permeation of fentanyl for up to 240 minutes.

Video: Ohio Officer Administered Narcan During Drug Arrest

April 16, 2018
A body camera video shows one officer administering Narcan to a Columbus, OH, police officer after he came in contact with an unknown narcotic during a drug arrest and started to display effects.

Ohio Officer Administered Narcan During Drug Arrest

April 16, 2018
A body camera video shows one officer administering Narcan to a Columbus, OH, police officer after he came in contact with an unknown narcotic during a drug arrest and started to display effects. More Here.

Trump Wants Federal Death Penalty for Some Opioid Dealers

March 16, 2018
In addition to a federal death penalty for some drug dealers, the White House plan also calls for making it easier to invoke the mandatory minimum sentence for drug traffickers who knowingly distribute illegal opioids that can be lethal, like fentanyl.

908 Devices Launches Drug Hunter Mission Mode to Combat Fentanyl and High Priority Drugs

January 19, 2018
A new software update for 908 Devices' MX908 helps first responders identify different substances with three new modes: Drug Hunter, Chemical Warfare Hunter, and Explosive Hunter

Phoenix PD Fights Opioid Epidemic on Multiple Fronts

December 29, 2017
The Phoenix PD says the local opioid problem is about more than fentanyl. The Phoenix Police Crime Laboratory has identified a variety of compounds in illicit pills seized within the city. Some of the additional compounds include: heroin; cocaine; lidocaine, fentanyl, acetyl fentanyl, and tramadol.

Milwaukee Creates Police Intelligence Unit to Fight Opioid Crisis

December 15, 2017
The task force will provide a quicker turnaround of intelligence, identify patterns and geographic spikes where deaths are occurring and rapidly respond to deadly batches of fentanyl-laced heroin, he said.
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