Opioid Hot Spot: Police Fight Drug Abuse In Farmingdale

The war on drugs in Nassau County has a name—and has gone high tech.

Zip codes that are home to excessive overdoses and a rash of narcotics arrests become eligible for the Nassau County Police Department’s targeted treatment and enforcement campaign.

The tech part comes from a real-time mapping technology called the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP), which law enforcement personnel and emergency responders can access through their mobile device. First responders treating an overdose victim or police officers making a narcotics arrest can input the location.