MAUMELLE, Ark. - The Maumelle Police Department (MPD) announced Friday that it has received a $3,000 donation to fund the department’s Narcan program.
The money was donated by the Muskie Harris Rehabilitation Service.
Narcan is a product that officers can give to people who may have overdosed on opioids to reverse the effects of the potential overdose. Nationwide, there have been many lives saved by using this product.
The MPD has had the Narcan program in place for a while, but the cost of the product as well as its 2-year shelf life makes it a challenging program to keep running. Earlier this year, the department's stockpile of Narcan reached it’s expiration date.
The department reached out to the owner and operator of Muskie Harris Rehab Service for help with funding and he immediately insisted on footing the bill for the entire program.
As a result, each of the MPD's 34 sworn personnel has been outfitted with a replenished supply of the life-saving antidote.
Muskie Harris Rehab Service will present the department with a cereminial check for $3,000 on May 23 at 2 p.m. at the MPD headquarters on Murphy Dr.
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