A suggestion was received that the UI Police Department carry naloxone in order to treat a person suspected to be experiencing an opioid overdose.
The Safety on Campus Subcommittee consulted with the UI Police Department, the Office of the General Counsel, and the Office of Student Life. UIPD reported they had never responded to a heroin or opioid overdose but noted that additional training would be required to administer naloxone. It was further noted that medical personnel arriving with an ambulance will have the drug and would be able to administer the drug upon arrival.
No further action on this topic is recommended.