Vernon’s top cop will be before city council today, outlining her case for a pilot program to combat the opioid crisis.
Superintendent Shawna Baher is looking for support to provide Naloxone for individuals at risk of overdose.
Baher wants training and medication given to people being released from RCMP cells who are at higher risk to overdose due to stopping and starting drug use.
She says 23 of Vernon’s 39 overdose deaths since 2016 have involved those circumstances.
Baher says in her report the pilot program would cost about $6,280.