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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 926 asked in the Legislative Council on 20 September 2022 by Hon Martin Aldridge

Question Directed to the: Minister for Emergency Services representing the Minister for Police
Parliament: 41 Session: 1


I refer to question without notice 745 regarding the Naloxone Pilot Project, and I ask:
(a) is a review or report into the effectiveness of this pilot project being undertaken and, if so, when is this expected to be finalised;
(b) for each of the 20 times police officers used Naloxone during the trial, please identify the police district where it was used; and
(c) what was the cost of the trial?

Answered on 20 October 2022

(a)   Two reviews of the effectiveness of the Western Australia Police Force involvement in the Take Home Naloxone (THN) Pilot are currently underway. Curtin University National Drug Research Institute has indicated a final report will be available in November 2022.


(b)   Regarding the final number of incidents where WA Police Force officers used Naloxone there have been some additional incidents not previously reported due to the policy and procedures in place at the Perth Watch House. These additional instances are being identified and will be added to the 20 previously reported events. Of the 20 known episodes, the following districts were involved;


Perth District                        10

Cannington District                6

Mirrabooka District                3

Fremantle District                 1


(c)   There was no cost to WA Police Force to participate in the THN Pilot. The Federal Government provided the funding to the Mental Health Commission who approached the WA Police Force to participate in the trial.