Buffalo, N.Y. — Public safety officers on 12 State University of New York campuses will soon be equipped with the heroin antidote naloxone.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the $27,000 in funding will come from a program that reimburses police departments with money seized from drug dealers and other criminals.
The SUNY campuses receiving the funding are: Purchase, Potsdam, Buffalo, Cortland, Oswego, Albany, Geneseo, Adirondack, Canton, Utica/Rome, Farmingdale and New Paltz.
In all, 258 campus officers — nearly half of SUNY's force — will carry the kits that can instantly reverse the effects of an opioid or heroin overdose.
Schneiderman says multiple students have overdosed on SUNY campuses over the past year.