Public safety officers at 12 SUNY campuses will soon be equipped with a heroin antidote.
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.
More than 250 officers will carry the kits that can instantly reverse the effects of an opioid or heroin overdose.
Schneiderman says several students have overdosed on SUNY campuses in the last year.
The schools receiving the funding include Purchase, Oswego and New Paltz.