Beginning Tuesday, Cleveland police officers will be trained to use Narcan, the medication used to assist victims of opiate overdoses.

The officers will carry the medication with them in the event of encountering an opiate overdose victim, according to Cleveland police.

Cleveland paramedics will provide the cops with the Narcan kits and ensure that the officers now how to use the overdose combatant effectively.

Download the Cleveland 19 News app and First Alert Weather app.

Copyright 2017 WOIO. All rights reserved.