MPD Announces Prescription Drug Disposal Initiative (Washington, DC)- The Metropolitan Police Department is providing the public with a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, to reduce the potential abuse of medications. We urge the community to take advantage of this opportunity to discard unwanted, unused, and expired prescription drugs from medicine cabinets, bedside tables, and kitchen drawers. According to the 2011 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), twice as many Americans regularly abused prescription drugs than the number of those who regularly used cocaine, hallucinogens, heroin, and inhalants combined. That same study revealed more than 70 percent of people abusing prescription pain relievers got them through friends or relatives, a statistic that includes raiding the family medicine cabinet. On Tuesday, August 6, 2013, unused prescription drugs can be dropped off for disposal at any of the seven Metropolitan Police Department Districts. · 1st District: 101 M Street, SW, Washington, DC, 20024 · 2nd District: 3320 Idaho Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20016 · 3rd District: 1620 V Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20009 · 4th District: 6001 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20011 · 5th District: 1805 Bladensburg Road, NE, Washington, DC, 20002 · 6th District: 100 42nd Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20019 · 7th District: 2455 Alabama Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20020 ###
Even if you never attend our 1D CAC monthly meetings – you do not want to miss this one!
MPD First District Citizens’ Advisory Council
Tuesday, June 7th @ 7:00 PM
First District Police Station at 101 M Street SW (former Bowen School)
Speaker: MPD POLICE CHIEF CATHY LANIER
Topic: Realignment of Police District and PSA Boundaries
Chief Lanier will be attending our 1D monthly Citizens’ Advisory Council (1D CAC) meeting to present the MPD’s plan and rationale for the upcoming realignment of police districts and PSA boundaries to improve police efficiency and response times.
We are anticipating that this realignment will have a major impact on the First District in terms of our overall boundary lines as well as several of our Patrol Service Areas (PSAs). As such, PSA Citizen Leaders, Business Representatives, and ANC Commissioners are especially encouraged to attend our CAC meeting on Tuesday night to hear first-hand how this reassignment will impact police services in your local communities.
Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to discuss your policing concerns with Chief Lanier a well as the chance to address concerns and questions about the concept of continued community policing initiatives in the District of Columbia.
It is not necessary to RSVP in order to attend. Monthly CAC meetings are open to the public. If anyone has questions or wishes additional information about this meeting or the 1D CAC in general, please feel free to contact me.
Hope to see you all on Tuesday.