Dover Police Unveil Medication Drop Box to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse 11-12-14

Medication drop box recently installed at the Dover Police Department

Medication drop box recently installed at the Dover Police Department

On Wednesday, November 12th at 1pm, the Dover Police Department held a press event to unveil it’s new medication return box.  The secured box, located in the Dover Police Department lobby, is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the safe and secure disposal of medications no longer needed.  The box was given to the department by the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) as part of a program to combat prescription drug abuse, sponsored by Endo Pharmaceuticals and Zogenix.  Mayor Robin Christiansen (City of Dover Mayor), Chief Paul Bernat (Dover Police Department), and Dr. Karyl Rattay (Director, Delaware Division of Public Health) attended the event and spoke of the importance of getting prescription drugs out of the wrong hands and out of medicine cabinets across the Dover area when no longer needed.  The box allows for a safe and secure drop-off location where any citizen can anonymously drop unused medications for safe and proper disposal.  The Dover Police Department is grateful for their approval by NADDI and looks forward to future success in reducing prescription drug abuse.  The Dover Police Department would also like to thank Mayor Robin Christiansen, Dover City Manager Scott Koenig, and Dr. Karyl Rattay for attending the unveiling of the medication drop box and continued support of Dover Police Department programs aimed at reducing drug abuse.  Please contact Cpl. Mark Hoffman (Public Information Officer) at 302-736-7130 or by email at: mark.hoffman@cj.state.de.us with any questions.

Dover Police Chief Paul Bernat, Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen, and Director of Delaware Department of Public Health, Dr. Karryl Rattay stand with the Dover Police Department's new medication drop box after the unveiling.  The box is now available for public use 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Dover Police Chief, Paul Bernat, Dover Mayor, Robin Christiansen, and Director of Delaware Department of Public Health, Dr. Karyl Rattay stand with the Dover Police Department’s new medication drop box after the unveiling. The box is now available for public use 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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