US states ranked by number of police departments carrying naloxone

Naloxone, known by the brand name Narcan, is a life-saving drug that acts as an antidote for opioid overdoses. In an attempt to address the national opioid abuse crisis, many police departments now supply the drug and train officers on how to administer it.

Currently, 38 states have at least one police department where officers carry the antidote, totaling to 971 naloxone programs as of April 26.

Here are the 38 states ranked by number of law enforcement departments that carry naloxone. The list includes ties, which are represented with bullets and result in a numerical listing of 24.

Data is taken from the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition, a national naloxone access advocacy group, committed to supplying the antidote to law enforcement and community members.

  1. New York — 201 departments

  2. New Jersey — 148 departments

  3. North Carolina — 92 departments

  4. Illinois — 64 departments

  5. Pennsylvania — 61 departments

  6. Ohio — 50 departments

  7. Massachusetts — 49 departments

  • Michigan — 49 departments

  1. Oklahoma — 33 departments

  2. Georgia — 32 departments

  3. Indiana — 30 departments

  4. Rhode Island — 26 departments

  5. Colorado — 19 departments

  6. Wisconsin — 18 departments

  7. Connecticut — 13 departments

  8. Maryland — 12 departments

  9. Washington — 9 departments

  10. Delaware — 8 departments

  • Kentucky — 8 departments

  1. Virginia — 7 departments

  2. Maine — 6 departments

  3. California — 5 departments

  • West Virginia — 5 departments

  1. New Mexico — 4 departments

  • Oregon — 4 departments

  • South Carolina — 4 departments

  1. Florida — 3 departments

  • Georgia — 3 departments

  • Minnesota — 3 departments

  • Tennessee — 3 departments

  1. Missouri — 2 departments

  • New Hampshire — 2 departments

  • Vermont — 2 departments

  1. Arizona — 1 department

  • Florida — 1 department

  • Mississippi — 1 department

  • Texas — 1 department

  • Utah — 1 department

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