Equipping Police to Fight the Opioid Epidemic
ILEAS and the IL Department of Public Health (IDPH) are partnering on a grant entitled: Empowering and Equipping Law Enforcement and Communities in Rural Illinois to Reduce Opiod Overdose.
The goal of the grant is to provide, in 18 select counties in Southern Illinois, training to Law Enforcement first responders and equip them with NARCAN Nasal Spray, a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
The grant will also provide follow up care, referrals and care coordination in the targeted counties. Other agencies involved are the IL Department of Human Services Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Heartland Human Services, Bethany Place and the Illinois Broadcasters Association.
The targeted counties are: Christian, Clay, Crawford, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Greene, Jasper, Jefferson, Lawrence, Marion, Montgomery, Perry, Randolph, Richland, Wabash, Washington, Wayne.
Law Enforcement Agencies (in the above counties):
As the process develops, ILEAS will contact and interface with your agency through your online membership (if an ILEAS Member) and/or the Learning Management System, to guide you through the process and provide training. Agencies are not required to have signed a mutual aid agreement to participate in this grant.
- Grant Press Release
- Opioid Action Plan
- IDPH Naloxone Information
- ODMAP Website
- University of Illinois Video on Overdose in Working Dogs
Contact: ILEAS @ 217-328-3800