Naloxone Toolkit Content

The Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Law Enforcement Naloxone Toolkit is a clearinghouse of resources to support law enforcement agencies in establishing a naloxone program. The U.S. Department of Justice vows to work closely with law enforcement to help combat the opioid epidemic, including expanding access to drugs, such as naloxone, that can help reverse opioid overdose. The Law Enforcement Naloxone Toolkit provides law enforcement with the knowledge and tools needed to reduce opioid overdoses and help save lives. 

In the toolkit you will find answers to frequent questions about naloxone and sample documents and templates, such as data collection forms, standard operating procedures, training materials, press releases, community outreach materials, and memoranda of agreement (MOA) between first responders and medical directors. These templates can be downloaded and customized for your own agency.

On November 1, 2017, the White House announced the release of the Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders. The Recommendations provide first responders with unified, scientific, evidence-based recommendations to protect themselves when the presence of fentanyl is suspected. The recommendations are the result of a Federal Interagency Working Group coordinated by the White House National Security Council. The U.S. Department of Justice served on the Federal Interagency Working Group and is pleased to support the release of these recommendations as a critical first step in keeping first responders safe in the field. Stakeholder associations and organizations representing the medical, public health, law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services (EMS), and occupational safety and health disciplines provided invaluable input to inform the Interagency Working Group’s efforts, and their feedback helped ensure the recommendations are operationally relevant, appropriately tailored to first responders, and conveyed in a user-friendly one-page format. In addition to the recommendations, U.S Customs and Border Protection has produced a companion training video, Fentanyl: The Real Deal, to help first responders protect themselves when the presence of fentanyl is suspected or encountered on the job.

Download the Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders, watch the first responders' companion training video Fentanyl: The Real Deal for more information. 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit (2016) provides communities and local governments with material to develop practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. 


SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit

Jan, 2016
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This toolkit equips health care providers, communities, and local governments with material to develop practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. It addresses issues for health care providers, first responders, treatment providers, and those recovering from opioid overdose.

Below are two Massachusetts examples of model memorandum of understandings:


First Responder Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Template

Naloxone Massachusetts State Police – Medical Director Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)

Jul, 2014
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Sample Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Medical Director and the Massachusetts State Police Department from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for the use of nasal naloxone.