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Melrose Police Department
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Photo: Melrose Police Host Successful Community Meeting on Narcan

Left to right: Ward 2 Alderman Jennifer Lemmerman, Police Chief Michael Lyle, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Alderman-at-Large Michael Zwirko.

MELROSE — Chief Michael Lyle is pleased to announce that the Melrose Police Department hosted a successful community meeting on nasal Naloxone (Narcan) yesterday.

The meeting was held at the Milano Senior Center from 6-8 p.m. and focused on educating participants on how to use the life-saving opioid reversal drug.

Narcan, an opioid antagonist, can quickly reverse the effects of a potentially fatal painkiller or heroin overdose by displacing the drug from the receptors in the brain. It has minimal side effects, is not dangerous if administered to a person who is not overdosing and it has no potential for abuse.

A trainer from Cataldo Ambulance demonstrated how to administer Narcan to an overdose victim, and 50 doses of the opioid-reversal drug, which were donated anonymously, were available to attendees.

As part of the presentation, a Stoneham woman who was revived with Narcan after overdosing spoke about her experiences with substance abuse and how addiction consumed her life. She has been sober for three years.

Other guest speakers included Chief Lyle, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, and representatives from the Melrose Substance Abuse Coalition and the Hallmark Health COACHH Program.

Chief Lyle would like to thank District Attorney Ryan and everyone else who dedicated their time to the event.

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Melrose Police Department
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, March 20, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Melrose Police Department to Host Community Meeting on Narcan

MELROSE — Chief Michael Lyle and Kathleen Guevara from the Melrose Substance Abuse Coalition announce that the Melrose Police Department will host its March community meeting on nasal Naloxone (Narcan) and how to use the life-saving opioid reversal drug.

Narcan, an opioid antagonist, can quickly reverse the effects of a potentially fatal painkiller or heroin overdose by displacing the drug from the receptors in the brain. It has minimal side effects, is not dangerous if administered to a person who is not overdosing and it has no potential for abuse.

All of Melrose’s police cruisers are equipped with Narcan and every officer is trained on how to use the reversal drug. Melrose Police have deployed Narcan on numerous occasions, giving victims another chance to seek treatment to overcome their addiction. Nasal Naloxone is also available for those in need without a prescription and is covered by most health insurance companies.

To best ensure that community members and families who fear their loved ones may overdose know how to access and use the drug, Melrose Police and the Substance Abuse Coalition will focus on educating participants on how to administer Narcan. The Melrose Police Department will distribute a number of Naloxone kits to attendees.

The community meeting will be held at the Milano Senior Center, 201 West Foster St., on Wednesday, March 29 from 6-8 p.m.

Guest speakers and presenters include a survivor of Narcan, Chief Lyle, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and representatives from Cataldo Ambulance and the Melrose Substance Abuse Coalition.

“We know that no community is immune to the negative effects of the nationwide opioid epidemic,” Chief Lyle said. “We certainly want residents and those with loved ones struggling with addiction to be equipped with Narcan and to know how and when to use the opioid reversal drug.”

The event is part of the department’s monthly community meetings initiative, where police and other city and state officials gather to discuss prevalent topics with members of the community.

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Melrose Police Department to Hold Junior Police Academy http://melrosepolice.net/2016/05/16/melrose-police-department-hold-junior-police-academ/ http://melrosepolice.net/2016/05/16/melrose-police-department-hold-junior-police-academ/#comments Mon, 16 May 2016 18:42:16 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=280332 6a015393f55fc9970b017d41137d32970c-800wi

Melrose Police Department
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, May 16, 2016

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Melrose Police Department to Hold Junior Police Academy 

MELROSE — Chief Michael L. Lyle is pleased to announce that the Melrose Police Department will hold the third annual Junior Police Academy this summer.

Given the success of the program over the last two years, three sessions will be offered in June and July. Each will be held at the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School with outdoor activities on Fred Green Field. Classes will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily.

  • June 27-July 1 (Session One)
  • July 11-July 15 (Session Two)
  • July 18-July 22 (Session Three)

The one-week classes are free and open to children ages 10 to 13.

Last year, 106 students signed up, and Melrose Police are excited to expand the program this year to allow for additional children to attend. Prior to 2014, the class hadn’t been offered since the early 1980s. With assistance from the community, the Melrose Police Department relaunched the program for girls and boys. Sessions are taught by Melrose police officers and members of the Melrose Alliance Against Violence.

“The Junior Police Academy has been extremely successful over the last couple of years and we’re certainly excited to bring back this program for our young Melrose residents who are interested in seeing what it’s like to be a police officer,” Chief Lyle said. “We encourage anyone who would like to attend to sign up.”

Participants can expect to complete physical training, including stretching, calisthenics, running, and competitive squad games aimed to test focus, speed and teamwork.

Students will also spend time in the classroom learning about investigations, patrol procedures, traffic, bullying, drugs and cyber safety to educate children on the dangers they could encounter when using technology.

Space is limited, so those interested in participating should sign up early. To register, visit the forms section on the police department’s website, melrosepolice.net, or contact Sgt. Chuck Byrne at the Melrose Police station at 781-665-1212 or email cbyrne@cityofmelrose.org.

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