Police agencies across Long Island to receive more Narcan kits to counteract heroin overdoses

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Wednesday that 18 law enforcement agencies in Nassau and Suffolk have been approved for the Community Overdose Protection program, or

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is expected to announce

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is expected to announce that 18 law enforcement agencies in Nassau and Suffolk have been approved for the Community Overdose Protection program, or COP. (Credit: News 12)

MINEOLA - More county, town and local police officers are getting Narcan kits to counteract heroin overdoses.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Wednesday that 18 law enforcement agencies in Nassau and Suffolk have been approved for the Community Overdose Protection program, or COP.

Long Island will be getting more than $200,000 for 2,400 kits and training. The kits will go inside every patrol car in Nassau and Suffolk.

Schneiderman said that the money to buy the kits will come from asset forfeiture funds.

Last year, Narcan saved 563 lives in Suffolk County.

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