Georgetown Police Department to Sponsor “TAKE-BACK INITIATIVE “with prescription drug drop off box.
The Georgetown Police Department is taking part in a nationwide initiative to decrease prescription drug availability in our nation’s homes. This program scheduled to take place on September 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM is coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) with a collaborative effort of State and Local Law enforcement agencies.
Georgetown will have a “drop box” located in the lobby on this date to receive unused and/or unwanted prescription drugs that would normally sit on the shelves of homes accessible to children or unauthorized users.
Prescription drug abuse has risen sharply amongst teens due to the ability to acquire it from the medicine cabinets in the home. This effort to reduce the amount of medications available will make for a safer environment for those who abuse and for young children who are curious and ingest by accident or for experimentation.
Items for deposit include: prescription medications, pill, ointments, and patches. Over the counter drugs, vitamins, samples and even pet medications.
Items NOT for deposit include: Syringes, lancets, liquid medicines, thermometers, aerosol cans, inhalers, medications from businesses/clinics, and illegal drugs or substances.
The program is being monitored by Sgt. Scott Hatch and Officer Michael Broderick.
Members of the Georgetown Police Department recently participated at the start line of the Boston Marathon on Patriots Day this year. Commanded by Sgt. DeJoy and assisted by Honor Guard Commander Detective James Rodden the officers assiste...d the B.A.A. with various security check points as well as provided police protection at the start of the Marathon. The officers were versed in Homeland Security procedures, National Incident Command procedures as
well as other emergency management protocols. A special thanks to these officer as this was a volunteer assignment without compensation for this valuable training.
Participating officers from left to right: Officer Scott Yanosick, Sergeant Tom Dejoy, Officer Keith Deguio, Officer Philip Klibansky, Officer Adam Raymond, Detective James Rodden, Officer Matt Carapellucci
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The Georgetown Police Department is sponsoring a Prescription Drug Drop off program. You may drop off any prescription medications with the exception of liquids and inhalers. Needles are also not accepted. The station is located at 47 Central St., Georgetown.
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