Scotland’s police officers to carry naloxone

In a pilot (or ‘test of change’) project, police officers in Scotland will be permitted to carry and use intra-nasal naloxone spray. The project will be rolled out across three areas in the east, north and west of Scotland in 2021, and has been implemented in response to the country’s rising drug-related deaths. Police officers who volunteer to take part in the pilot will be required to complete training on how to administer the emergency overdose reversal treatment.