Delaware First Responder Naloxone Leave-Behind Program

The Delaware Division of Public Health recognized the need for police participation in naloxone leave-behind programs and engaged the DE ORS team to encourage law enforcement involvement in the program. Since 2021, the DE DIO and PHA have been soliciting participation from the state’s 48 police departments. In early 2022, a total of 18 police departments, representing just over one-third of Delaware law enforcement agencies, completed the necessary requirements to participate in the program. In 2023, the DE ORS team reached out to the leadership of departments that were not yet participating in the program and, as a result, secured the participation of six more agencies. This effort increased the participation level to 24 out of 48 police departments (or 50 percent). Moving forward, the ORS team will continue to follow up to increase participation from the remaining departments.