Car seat safety event to be held in Dennis Saturday, September 18th; Local police departments take part in drug take back day

Car and booster seat check point this Saturday

The Dennis Fire and Dennis Police Departments will be sponsoring a child and booster seat check point on Saturday,September 18th, 2010 at the Dennis Fire Department Headquarters from10am to 1pm.  The event is free to all--you do not have to be a Dennisresident. Reservations are not required, this is a drive-in check point.

Have your child's car or booster seat checked for:

  • Proper installation
  • Proper car/booster seat for his/her age and size
  • Car/booster seat recalls
  • Car/booster seat age/expiration date

The members of the Dennis Child Safety Seat Team are SergeantSullivan, Officer Reinold, Firefighter O'Connell, Firefighter Anderson,Firefighter Larkowski, Officer Winn and Officer Mei and Officer Swett.

The Fire Department Headquarters is located at 883 Main Street (Route 28) in West Dennis.

Release courtesy of the Dennis Police Department.

Local police departments to participate in nationwide drug take back day

CAPE COD - On Saturday, September 25, 2010, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is coordinating a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from medicine cabinets.

The nationwide  "take back" offers the public the opportunity to get rid of expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs in a safe way.  On the 25th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., participating departments will collect and destroy all drugs brought to the department.

According to the DEA website, all prescription and over the counter solid dosage medications (capsules, tablets, etc.) will be accepted. IV solutions, injectable medications and needles will not be accepted. Illicit substances are not part of the program.

The take back is free and anonymous--all prescription drugs will be accepted without question.

According to a release from the Harwich Police Department, unused or unwanted prescription drugs kept in homes are frequently the source of misuse and abuse. Prescription drug abuse on the Cape is increasing and often times, unused medications fall into the wrong hands.

In addition, improperly disposed of medications that are thrown away or flushed down the toilet are often a hazard to the environment and the Cape's water supply.

As of September 16th, the following Cape Cod police departments will be participating:

  • Barnstable Police Department
  • Brewster Police Department
  • Dennis Police Department
  • Eastham Police Department
  • Wellfleet Police Department
  • Harwich Police Department
  • Orleans Police Department
  • Yarmouth Police Department

Use the DEA website search, to see if your town's department will be participating.

Information courtesy of the Harwich and Yarmouth Police Departments.

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