On Saturday, April 26th, 2014 from 10 AM – 2 PM, the Richardson Police Department and the Richardson Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association will sponsor a National Take Back Initiative local collection site for the safe and easy disposal of any unwanted, unused, or expired pharmaceutical or over-the-counter (OTC) medications.
Proper disposal of unwanted prescription or OTC medications will serve to:
1) reduce the environmental impact of trashing or flushing
2) remove the opportunity for accidental ingestion or intentional abuse.
Here are some things you need to know about Richardson’s local “Take Back” event:
-The event will be set up as a “drive thru and drop off” so that participants will not have to park and exit their vehicles.
-The event location will be on the west side drive thru lane of the Richardson Civic Center/City Hall located at 411 W. Arapaho Rd. (@U.S.75). Ingress and egress is easy from Civic Center Drive.
-Program participation is anonymous. No identification will be requested & substances turned in for destruction will not be inventoried or logged. Police are present for participants’ safety & security
-All participants must retain possession of their own medication during the collection process, from home to the point of disposal.
-Participants may dispose of solid dosage medications (pills, capsules, etc) in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and dumping it into the disposal box.
-All pharmaceutical liquids, such as cough syrup, will be accepted in their original consumer containers, and tightly sealed to prevent leakage.
Come out and join your neighbors as we beautify the front entry into Marlborough Square! We will focus on pulling weeds, planting, and laying new mulch. All we ask is that you bring your rakes, shovels, blowers, pruners, and gloves if you have them.
Everyone is welcome to help out including Marlborough Square’s youngest neighbors.Make this a family affair or bring some neighbors along for a community effort.We just want to see as many people out and about in Marlborough Square sprucing things up.
Hope to see you there!
Where: Marlborough Square Front Entry
Time: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. (Or when you can volunteer)
Date: Saturday, April 19th, 2014
The next Crime Watch Patrol class is scheduled for Wednesday May 7th, from 10am – 2pm.
If you are interested in becoming a patrol member, please follow this link to apply: http://www.cor.net/index.aspx?page=512
The program is for residents who can volunteer their time to patrol their neighborhood and report suspicious activity to police. You choose your own schedule. We only ask that you contribute about an hour or more each month to help your patrol group.
We provide magnetic signs to each patrol group to share and use on their vehicle while patrolling, and if you choose to walk, we have vests you can wear. Being visible and putting criminals on notice that neighbors are watching is key to the success to this program and keeping crime away.
If you have questions, contact the RPD Crime Prevention Unit at 972-744-4955
The Richardson Police Department Crime Prevention Unit, in partnership with the Richardson Interfaith Alliance, will present the fifth annual Faith Based Crime Prevention Conference from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Arapaho United Methodist Church, 1400 W. Arapaho Rd. The conference theme is “United We Stand” and will focus on how faith-based organizations can keep themselves safe by standing together to prevent a criminal event from occurring at their place of worship.
The conference will address topics on:
- Congregational watch
- Implementation of safety teams
- Reporting suspicious behavior
- Residential/community crime prevention
Online registration for the free conference is required at richardsonpolice.net. For more information, call 972-744-4953.