Security officers that patrol the Village of Hewlett Harbor have been trained to administer Narcan, and were each give a single-use supply kit. Narcan is a lifesaving drug that is proven to reverse the fatal effects of an opiate overdose.
Taking advantage of a free Nassau County-sponsored training and education program, the village trustees granted each member of the its security patrol sufficient overtime to cover the cost of the time involved in training. Retired Nassau County policemen Gene Condrill and Joe Cuccolino, and Mike Schmitt, who retired from the New York City Police Department, received their certification in July.
Noting that Hewlett Harbor was the first Five Towns village to invest in a private security patrol, Mayor Mark Weiss said the goal was to aid the 4th Precinct and improve resident quality of life.
“Now, with Narcan at the ready and proper training under their belts, our security officers can provide yet another lifesaving device for our residents, in addition to administering oxygen and performing CPR via a portable defibrillator unit which is in their security vehicle,”