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Voter Registration Added to Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and VIN Etching/Watch Your Car Program on October 26th - News Release

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  • Cathy Plevy
    NEWS RELEASE City of Takoma Park Police Department * 7500 Maple Avenue * Takoma Park, Md 20912 For more information contact: Public Information Officer (PIO)
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 19, 2013
      NEWS RELEASE
      City of Takoma Park Police Department
      * 7500 Maple Avenue * Takoma Park, Md 20912

      For more information contact:
      Public Information Officer (PIO)
      Catherine Plevy, 301-891-7142 or 240-338-2901

      September 19, 2013 (1:00 pm)
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

      The Takoma Park Police Department will once again participate in the
      Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Nationwide Prescription Drug
      Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
      This campaign gives the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and
      theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused,
      and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your prescriptions to the Takoma
      Park Police Department, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912.
      Collection boxes will be set up in the first floor police lobby of the
      City building. Prescription, over-the-counter and pet medications will
      be accepted.

      This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health
      issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible
      to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the
      U.S. are alarmingly high – more Americans currently abuse prescription
      drugs than the number of those using cocaine, hallucinogens and heroin
      combined. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are
      obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine
      cabinet.

      The overwhelming public response to DEA’s nationwide Take-Back events
      not only rid homes of potentially harmful prescription drugs, but is an
      unprecedented opportunity to educate everyone about the growing
      prescription drug abuse problem. “Studies have shown that, for many,
      prescription drugs are the very first drugs they abuse – and all too
      often they aren’t the last. That is why we are committed to helping
      Americans keep their homes safe by ridding their medicine cabinets of
      expired, unused and unwanted drugs," says DEA Administrator Michele
      Leonhart.

      “I encourage every American to take advantage of this valuable
      opportunity to safely dispose of unused, un-needed, or expired
      prescription drugs,” said Gil Kerlikowkse, Director of National Drug
      Control Policy. “Preventing these readily available and potentially
      deadly drugs from being diverted and misused is something each and every
      one of us can do to help reduce the epidemic of prescription drug abuse
      that is harming so many Americans.”

      The public can find a nearby collection site by visiting www.dea.gov,
      clicking on the “Got Drugs?” icon, and following the links to a
      database, where they enter their zip code.

      Congress passed the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010,
      which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate
      user” of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by
      delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept
      them. The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term
      care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances
      in certain instances. DEA has begun drafting regulations to implement
      the Act.

      Other participants in this initiative include the White House Office of
      National Drug Control Policy, the American Association of Poison Control
      Centers; the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America; D.A.R.E.
      America; the Federation of State Medical Boards; the U. S. Health
      Resources and Services Administration; the International Association of
      Chiefs of Police; the National Association of Attorneys General; the
      National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives; the National
      Association of Boards of Pharmacy; the National District Attorneys
      Association; the National Sheriffs Association; and the
      Partnership@....

      The Takoma Park Police Department, in partnership with the Maryland
      Automobile Insurance Fund (MAIF), will also be hosting a V.I.N. Etching
      event on Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the
      police station parking lot (7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland
      20912).

      V.I.N. (Vehicle Identification Number) etching is a security technique
      in which your vehicle’s V.I.N. is permanently etched into all the
      glass panes of your vehicle. It is a proven vehicle-theft deterrent, as
      criminals tend to avoid vehicles that have been etched because it is
      harder for “chop shops” to make profit off of V.I.N.-etched
      vehicles.

      More information on the program can be viewed online at www.maif.net.


      In addition, during the event, you will be able to enroll in the "Watch
      Your Car" program and immediately receive the program decals that need
      to be affixed to your vehicle. It is a way for police officers to
      ensure your vehicle is not being driven by an unauthorized driver. A
      sticker is displayed in your vehicle window, so both officers and
      criminals know you are participating in the program.

      Both services are FREE!

      Voter Registration and Information. Election volunteers will be on
      hand to register voters and answer questions about voting in the
      November 5, 2013 City Election. Information will be available on
      early voting, election day voting, and voting by mail along with changes
      to the City's election law. Those changes expanded the right to vote in
      City elections to 16 and 17 year old residents and to residents who have
      been convicted of a felony but have completed serving any court-ordered
      sentence of imprisonment for the conviction. Residents of Takoma Park
      who are not United States citizens have been eligible to register and
      vote in City elections since 1993.

      The Emergency Preparedness Committee will have a table set up with
      safety/emergency information. There will also be representatives to
      make sure your childrens’ car seats are secured properly in your
      vehicle(s).

      If you have questions, please contact Catherine Plevy at 301-891-7142
      or cathyp@....




      Catherine E. Plevy
      Executive Assistant
      Public Information Officer (PIO)
      Office of the Chief of Police
      7500 Maple Avenue
      Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
      cathyp@...
      (301) 891-7142


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    • Cathy Plevy
      NEWS RELEASE City of Takoma Park Police Department * 7500 Maple Avenue * Takoma Park, Md 20912 For more information contact: Public Information Officer (PIO)
      Message 2 of 3 , Oct 8, 2013
        NEWS RELEASE
        City of Takoma Park Police Department
        * 7500 Maple Avenue * Takoma Park, Md 20912

        For more information contact:
        Public Information Officer (PIO)
        Catherine Plevy, 301-891-7142 or 240-338-2901

        October 8, 2013 (2:46 pm)
        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

        The Takoma Park Police Department will once again participate in the
        Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Nationwide Prescription Drug
        Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
        This campaign gives the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and
        theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused,
        and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your prescriptions to the Takoma
        Park Police Department, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912.
        Collection boxes will be set up in the first floor police lobby of the
        City building. Prescription, over-the-counter and pet medications will
        be accepted.

        This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health
        issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible
        to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the
        U.S. are alarmingly high – more Americans currently abuse prescription
        drugs than the number of those using cocaine, hallucinogens and heroin
        combined. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are
        obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine
        cabinet.

        The overwhelming public response to DEA’s nationwide Take-Back events
        not only rid homes of potentially harmful prescription drugs, but is an
        unprecedented opportunity to educate everyone about the growing
        prescription drug abuse problem. “Studies have shown that, for many,
        prescription drugs are the very first drugs they abuse – and all too
        often they aren’t the last. That is why we are committed to helping
        Americans keep their homes safe by ridding their medicine cabinets of
        expired, unused and unwanted drugs," says DEA Administrator Michele
        Leonhart.

        “I encourage every American to take advantage of this valuable
        opportunity to safely dispose of unused, un-needed, or expired
        prescription drugs,” said Gil Kerlikowkse, Director of National Drug
        Control Policy. “Preventing these readily available and potentially
        deadly drugs from being diverted and misused is something each and every
        one of us can do to help reduce the epidemic of prescription drug abuse
        that is harming so many Americans.”

        The public can find a nearby collection site by visiting www.dea.gov,
        clicking on the “Got Drugs?” icon, and following the links to a
        database, where they enter their zip code.

        Congress passed the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010,
        which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate
        user” of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by
        delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept
        them. The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term
        care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances
        in certain instances. DEA has begun drafting regulations to implement
        the Act.

        Other participants in this initiative include the White House Office of
        National Drug Control Policy, the American Association of Poison Control
        Centers; the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America; D.A.R.E.
        America; the Federation of State Medical Boards; the U. S. Health
        Resources and Services Administration; the International Association of
        Chiefs of Police; the National Association of Attorneys General; the
        National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives; the National
        Association of Boards of Pharmacy; the National District Attorneys
        Association; the National Sheriffs Association; and the
        Partnership@....

        The Takoma Park Police Department, in partnership with the Maryland
        Automobile Insurance Fund (MAIF), will also be hosting a V.I.N. Etching
        event on Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the
        police station parking lot (7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland
        20912).

        V.I.N. (Vehicle Identification Number) etching is a security technique
        in which your vehicle’s V.I.N. is permanently etched into all the
        glass panes of your vehicle. It is a proven vehicle-theft deterrent, as
        criminals tend to avoid vehicles that have been etched because it is
        harder for “chop shops” to make profit off of V.I.N.-etched
        vehicles.

        More information on the program can be viewed online at www.maif.net.


        In addition, during the event, you will be able to enroll in the "Watch
        Your Car" program and immediately receive the program decals that need
        to be affixed to your vehicle. It is a way for police officers to
        ensure your vehicle is not being driven by an unauthorized driver. A
        sticker is displayed in your vehicle window, so both officers and
        criminals know you are participating in the program.

        Both services are FREE!

        Voter Registration and Information. Election volunteers will be on
        hand to register voters and answer questions about voting in the
        November 5, 2013 City Election. Information will be available on early
        voting, election day voting, and voting by mail along with changes to
        the City's election law. Those changes expanded the right to vote in
        City elections to 16 and 17 year old residents and to residents who have
        been convicted of a felony but have completed serving any court-ordered
        sentence of imprisonment for the conviction. Residents of Takoma Park
        who are not United States citizens have been eligible to register and
        vote in City elections since 1993.

        The Emergency Preparedness Committee will have a table set up with
        safety/emergency information. There will also be representatives to
        make sure your childrens’ car seats are secured properly in your
        vehicle(s).

        If you have questions, please contact Catherine Plevy at 301-891-7142
        or cathyp@....



        Catherine E. Plevy
        Executive Assistant
        Public Information Officer (PIO)
        Office of the Chief of Police
        7500 Maple Avenue
        Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
        cathyp@...
        (301) 891-7142


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      • Cathy Plevy
        NEWS RELEASE City of Takoma Park Police Department * 7500 Maple Avenue * Takoma Park, Md 20912 For more information contact: Public Information Officer (PIO)
        Message 3 of 3 , Oct 22, 2013
          NEWS RELEASE
          City of Takoma Park Police Department
          * 7500 Maple Avenue * Takoma Park, Md 20912

          For more information contact:
          Public Information Officer (PIO)
          Catherine Plevy, 301-891-7142 or 240-338-2901

          October 22, 2013 (12:44 pm)
          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

          The Takoma Park Police Department will once again participate in the
          Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Nationwide Prescription Drug
          Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
          This campaign gives the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and
          theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused,
          and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your prescriptions to the Takoma
          Park Police Department, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912.
          Collection boxes will be set up in the first floor police lobby of the
          City building. Prescription, over-the-counter and pet medications will
          be accepted.

          This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health
          issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible
          to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the
          U.S. are alarmingly high – more Americans currently abuse prescription
          drugs than the number of those using cocaine, hallucinogens and heroin
          combined. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are
          obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine
          cabinet.

          The overwhelming public response to DEA’s nationwide Take-Back events
          not only rid homes of potentially harmful prescription drugs, but is an
          unprecedented opportunity to educate everyone about the growing
          prescription drug abuse problem. “Studies have shown that, for many,
          prescription drugs are the very first drugs they abuse – and all too
          often they aren’t the last. That is why we are committed to helping
          Americans keep their homes safe by ridding their medicine cabinets of
          expired, unused and unwanted drugs," says DEA Administrator Michele
          Leonhart.

          “I encourage every American to take advantage of this valuable
          opportunity to safely dispose of unused, un-needed, or expired
          prescription drugs,” said Gil Kerlikowkse, Director of National Drug
          Control Policy. “Preventing these readily available and potentially
          deadly drugs from being diverted and misused is something each and every
          one of us can do to help reduce the epidemic of prescription drug abuse
          that is harming so many Americans.”

          The public can find a nearby collection site by visiting www.dea.gov,
          clicking on the “Got Drugs?” icon, and following the links to a
          database, where they enter their zip code.

          Congress passed the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010,
          which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate
          user” of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by
          delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept
          them. The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term
          care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances
          in certain instances. DEA has begun drafting regulations to implement
          the Act.

          Other participants in this initiative include the White House Office of
          National Drug Control Policy, the American Association of Poison Control
          Centers; the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America; D.A.R.E.
          America; the Federation of State Medical Boards; the U. S. Health
          Resources and Services Administration; the International Association of
          Chiefs of Police; the National Association of Attorneys General; the
          National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives; the National
          Association of Boards of Pharmacy; the National District Attorneys
          Association; the National Sheriffs Association; and the
          Partnership@....

          The Takoma Park Police Department, in partnership with the Maryland
          Automobile Insurance Fund (MAIF), will also be hosting a V.I.N. Etching
          event on Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the
          police station parking lot (7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland
          20912).

          V.I.N. (Vehicle Identification Number) etching is a security technique
          in which your vehicle’s V.I.N. is permanently etched into all the
          glass panes of your vehicle. It is a proven vehicle-theft deterrent, as
          criminals tend to avoid vehicles that have been etched because it is
          harder for “chop shops” to make profit off of V.I.N.-etched
          vehicles.

          More information on the program can be viewed online at www.maif.net.


          In addition, during the event, you will be able to enroll in the "Watch
          Your Car" program and immediately receive the program decals that need
          to be affixed to your vehicle. It is a way for police officers to
          ensure your vehicle is not being driven by an unauthorized driver. A
          sticker is displayed in your vehicle window, so both officers and
          criminals know you are participating in the program.

          Both services are FREE!

          Voter Registration and Information. Election volunteers will be on
          hand to register voters and answer questions about voting in the
          November 5, 2013 City Election. Information will be available on early
          voting, election day voting, and voting by mail along with changes to
          the City's election law. Those changes expanded the right to vote in
          City elections to 16 and 17 year old residents and to residents who have
          been convicted of a felony but have completed serving any court-ordered
          sentence of imprisonment for the conviction. Residents of Takoma Park
          who are not United States citizens have been eligible to register and
          vote in City elections since 1993.

          The Emergency Preparedness Committee will have a table set up with
          safety/emergency information.

          If you have questions, please contact Catherine Plevy at 301-891-7142
          or cathyp@....




          Catherine E. Plevy
          Executive Assistant
          Public Information Officer (PIO)
          Office of the Chief of Police
          7500 Maple Avenue
          Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
          cathyp@...
          (301) 891-7142


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