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Doing More to Save Lives, March Madness and Community Connections

SPD Expands Naloxone Program with Support from P.A.A.R.I. 

Today the Seattle Police Department announced its receipt of a $5,000 donation from the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) made to the Seattle Police Foundation to help continue efforts to expand its naloxone program. This donation will go toward purchasing 100 additional naloxone kits for distribution to patrol officers.

SPD officers are on the front line of the opioid crisis, one of the most urgent public health and public safety issues facing Seattle, the Puget Sound region and the nation. Two years ago, SPD bike patrol officers began carrying and administering naloxone, through a generous grant from the Marah Project. To date, bike officers helped reverse 24 potentially deadly overdoses using naloxone.

March Madness Doesn’t Have to End 

The Seattle Police Department’s SEAPAL partnered with Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Magnuson Park Community Center to hold a 4-week basketball program. Twenty youth participated in the first practice with SPD officers.

Out and About with Chief Best