CLAYTON — As of February 18 Clayton police officers have been trained on how to administer Narcan to people that have overdosed on heroin.
Sgt. Gary Lowe of the Dayton Police Department provided the training and provided Narcan kits and supplies.
So far, Clayton officers have used a kit to treat one overdose victim.
“If we encounter anyone who has overdosed on an opiate we can administer treatment if we are first to arrive on the scene,” said Police Chief Matt Hamlin.
On March 9 Clayton Police received a letter stating the department was in full compliance with standards established by Governor Kasich office along with the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police and the Buckeye Sheriff’s Office Association. The standards include use of force as well as recruiting and hiring.
“We submitted our policies for review. We passed and received a full compliance letter,” Hamlin noted. “They have three more standards coming out this year and we will be able to meet one of those, which is biased based policing. The other two deal with dispatch centers and body cameras. We don’t control the dispatch center and we don’t have body cams.”
Of the 956 police agencies in Ohio, the Clayton Police Department is among the 37 percent that are in full compliance with the standards.
Clayton also held a ‘Coffee with a Cop’ at Boston Stoker on March 16. Hamlin attended and said he received a lot of positive comments from residents. He thanked Officer Ashely Beane for participating who volunteered to be on hand to meet with attendees.