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Operation Take Back, Saturday September 27th, 2014
LODI POLICE DEPARTMENT IS TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS SEPTEMBER 27TH
AT LODI BOROUGH HALL, 1 MEMORIAL DRIVE LODI NJ
LODI NJ – On September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Lodi Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to Lodi Borough Hall at 1 Memorial Drive. The Lodi Police Department & DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Last April, Americans turned in 390 tons (over 780,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at nearly 6,100 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,400 of its state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in its eight previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 4.1 million pounds—more than 2,100 tons—of pills.
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, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
DEA is in the process of approving new regulations that implement the Safe and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate user” (that is, a patient or their family member or pet owner) 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.
Bring your used/old/unwanted medications to Lodi Borough Hall between 10am and 2pm for proper disposal.
NO NEEDLES OR SYRINGES WILL BE ACCEPTED!!
A helpful app for parents..
An app created by the F.B.I. can help parents during the first few critical hours if their child ever goes missing. The F.B.I. Child ID app lets parents safely store and retreive critical information about their child so they can provide it to police in the event of an emergency. For more information, follow the link here. For the direct link to the Apple iTunes FBI app, click here.
On June 30, 2014, Acting Chief/Deputy Chief Vincent A. Quatrone, was sworn in as
Lodi Police Departments 11th Chief of Department.
Congratuations to Chief Quatrone on your promotion!
May 15th, 2014 – Chief Caruso’s last day in command of the Lodi Police Department
Photo courtesy of Cliffviewpilot.com
After 27 years of service to the residents of the Borough of Lodi, Police Chief Vincent. J. Caruso bid farewell to the borough in front of family, friends, co-workers, town officials, fellow Chiefs and officers of other departments, and the men and women of the Lodi Police Department.
Chief Caruso was called via radio for his final time and requested to report to the front of Borough Hall for his final detail. He has served the residents and this department for over a quarter century, having been appointed to the department on August 10th, 1987. He rose through the ranks and earned many accolades and commendations along the way, including Police Officer of the Year in 1990-1991, and graduating from the FBI National Academy – 250th session.
The men and women of the Lodi Police Department thank Chief Caruso for his tireless work, guidance, dedication to law enforcement, and leadership during his tenure. God Bless you in your retirement and continue to stay safe.
The Lodi Police Department has switched to Nixle to provide Community Alerts and Notifications.
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50 Years Later – The Murder of Two Police Officers Still Hits Home…
Sgt. Peter Voto PO Gary Tedesco
Click Here for an excellent video produced by Tom Franklin from The Record Newspaper – North Jersey Media
50th Anniversary Memorial Service at Lodi PD
CLICK HERE for video of Memorial Service on August 25th, 2013 (Courtesy Tom Franklin – North Jersey Media)
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Lodi Police Department Accident Reports Go Online!
Effective October 1st, 2010 most Motor Vehicle Accident Reports (NJTR1) will be available online through PoliceReports.us. In the future the police department will include additional reports available to the public based on the NJ Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
Lodi Police Department is now on Twitter!
The Lodi Police Department will now be using Twitter for updates on traffic diversions, road closures and crime updates. Please join our Twitter page to receive these updates as they come in!