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24 May 2016 - Prescription Drug Drop off Day a SuccessWarning - this news article expired on 2016-06-24. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

PRESCRIPTION DRUG DROP OFF DAY A SUCCESS

Belleville Police Service - Working to Keep Our Community Safe

“Prescription Drug Drop Off Day”, this past Saturday, May 21st, 2016 was a success for the Belleville Police Service; helping local residents dispose of unused and unwanted medications.

At the Belleville Police Service, one hundred pounds (100 lbs) of unused medications were turned over.  This is the largest total received to date, in the four years of Belleville Police Service participating in the nation-wide event.

This initiative, sponsored by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, will help police keep these drugs out of the hands of those who should not have them.  The misuse and abuse of prescription medications has become a public safety issue for communities and police services across the country. 

The abuse of prescription medications can lead to incidents of overdose and in some cases, death.  Residents are urged to drop off any unused or expired prescription medications at their local pharmacies at any time where they can be disposed of in a safe manner.  To keep prescription medications from our water sources, medications should never be flushed down toilets or washed down drains.

The Belleville Police Service would like to thank the residents who participated in this event and thank our community partner, The Children’s Safety Village and Split Second Printing, for making it a success.

Get involved and help Canada’s Missing Children this International Missing Children’s Day

 Belleville Police Service encourages Canadians to get involved on Missing Children’s Day

Every year, more than 40,000 Canadian children are reported missing.  Tomorrow, May 25th is International Missing Children’s Day, marked each year in Canada since 1986 to honour children who are missing and renew efforts to reunite families.

This year, Belleville Police Service, in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre), which operates MissingKids.ca, is encouraging Canadians to get involved by talking to the children in your life about personal safety and joining in the search for a missing child.

3 Ways to get involved this Missing Children’s Day

  1. TALK TO YOUR CHILD about the Canadian Centre’s 5 Safety Habits for Life, a resource for parents to review strategies with kids of all ages to help keep them safe.

 

  1. SIGN UP for MissingKidsAlerts – receive email alerts with critical information in the search for missing children to your personal device, business or organization.

     

  2. Join the conversation about International Missing Children’s Day on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #MissingChildrensDay or by sharing the Canadian Centre’s tweets and posts.

 

Anyone with information about a missing child is urged to contact MissingKids.ca online, or 24 hours a day by calling 1-866-KID-TIPS (1-866-543-8477) or police. All information can be shared confidentially.