Real-Time Reporting System Maps Drug Overdoses

Real-Time Reporting System Maps Drug Overdoses
National Institute of Justice
Michael Coppola
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A free online overdose reporting system allows law enforcement and other first responders to quickly report and map the location of known and suspected overdose incidents and share information across jurisdictions.

The Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) was developed by the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) with support from the Office of National Drug Control Policy.ODMAP sends geocoded event information to a secure server, where it is mapped and made available for viewing by participating agencies. Users are able to sort events by date, time and location to identify overdose spikes. The service is provided free to first responders and their agencies. It can be used on a smartphone, iPad, mobile terminal in a patrol car, or by a fire or paramedic unit.