Naloxone for Law Enforcement
NALOXONE REQUESTS FOR KY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES
PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE PAGE BEFORE YOU SUBMIT ANY REQUESTS
This program is only for law enforcement agencies in Kentucky.
If you are a Law Enforcement agency in one of the counties shown in GREEN
on this image, we have a different grant to support your agency. Please click on the map or this link
to be taken to that grant page.
Here is a list of the counties shown on the above map:
If your agency is ANY OTHER COUNTY than one of the above mentioned 68 counties, please proceed with your request below.
There are now three naloxone formulations available: two nasal and one injectable. Narcan 4mg and Kloxxado 8mg nasal naloxone and Zimhi 5mg injectable naloxone. All three products are effective, however Kloxxado or Zimhi may be useful if your department is responding to overdoses that ROUTINELY require MORE than two doses of 4 mg Narcan to reverse.
If you have questions about which product is more appropriate for your agency, please contact
The current evidence indicates that naloxone 4mg nasal spray (ie. Narcan) is an effective dose and route of administration for opioid overdose reversal.
There are now two strengths of nasal naloxone formulations available: Narcan 4mg and Kloxxado 8mg. Both products are effective, however Kloxxado may be useful if your agency is responding to overdoses that ROUTINELY require MORE than two (2) doses of 4 mg naloxone to reverse.
Zimhi (5mg / 0.5 mL) is a newer prefilled syringe. This is considered a high dose naloxone product and simliar to Kloxxado nasal spray, might be useful if your agency is responding to overdoses that ROUTINELY require MORE than two (2) doses of 4 mg naloxone to reverse.
Additional training may be required for your agency to use Zimhi since it is an injectable product and not nasal.
July 28, 2021
Kentucky law enforcement agencies NOT covered by the FR-CARA grant can request naloxone by utilizing the following process:
Step 1: Click HERE to access the Naloxone Request Form.
Step 2: Complete the Request Form. Be sure to indicate if training is being requested.
Step 3: Approved requests will be shipped to the requesting agency with 2 weeks.
Law Enforcement Narcan Training Video
Kentucky Law Enforcement Magazine Article:
"Lifesaving Measures: Legislation makes Narcan More Readily Available"
From the Article:
..."In other words, it is perfectly legal for anyone to possess naloxone, and it is commonly found in the possession of individuals who are, themselves, not illegal drug users – including family, friends, medical providers, social workers, private individuals and public safety personnel. Possessing the medication would not be likely be considered indicative that illegal drugs are in the vicinity, although no case law exists yet."...
Updated Guidance for Law Enforcement and First Responders for Administering Naloxone during the COVID-19 Pandemic