Local Efforts for Naloxone & Overdose Prevention
Washington County Law Enforcement Agencies Combating Drug Overdose
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Beaverton Police Department, and Forest Grove Police Department are deploying medication in patrol vehicles to save the lives of those having an opioid drug overdose.
The Oregon-Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program provided grant funding for the naloxone kits. Metro West Ambulance supplied additional kits, and has also committed to replacing kits that are administered or expire. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVF&R) and Forest Grove Fire & Rescue provided specialized training to deputies and officers carrying the naloxone kits in their patrol vehicles.