The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is encouraging its members to train their new Narcan robot, which can be programmed to recognize and administer a sedative to a suspected person in an area of a suspected crime.
The class will take place this fall at the American Institute of Art in Los Angeles, and will allow the students to learn how to use the robot to safely administer the drug in real time to suspects.
“This is a great opportunity for the community to learn from a trained and experienced professional,” said David Dyer, president of the ASA.
“This is not just a technology that will be used to make a quick arrest, but a tool that can be used for community safety as well.”
While the ASA says the class is free of charge, the students will need to pay $250 in order to register, which includes a $100 course fee.
A Narcan instructor will be on hand to help guide students through the program.
“If you’re interested in getting a Narcan, we’ve got a great place for you,” said Dyer.
“Just come in and we’ll teach you how to do it.
We’ll show you how you can use Narcan in real-time, and you’ll be able to use it to help people who are in need of help.”
If you have an idea for a class, Dyer says to send an email to [email protected] or to join the Facebook group for the class.