Scholar Info

Brad Ray

Assistant Professor

Center for Criminal Justice Research


Police Officers Can Safely and Effectively Administer Intranasal Naloxone

Our study shows that police officers trained in naloxone administration can correctly recognize symptoms of opioid overdose, and can appropriately administer naloxone without significant adverse effects or outcomes. Furthermore, the administration of police naloxone does not result in a significant incidence of combativeness or need for scene escalations.