Montgomery County Law Enforcement Agencies and DHHS to Participate in DEA Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

On Saturday, October 26 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., community members can drop off unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs, as Montgomery County once again participates in the Washington Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Understanding the prevalence of opioid overdoses and abuse, this event is a particularly important means for the public to safely dispose of unused and unwanted opioid prescriptions and prevent their life-threatening abuse.

County law enforcement agencies and the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse Prevention Office are co-sponsoring the effort. This is a safe, free, and anonymous opportunity to dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs and is part of a national effort to prevent the increasing problems of prescription drug abuse and theft that continues to occur nationwide.

Drop-off locations will be open to the general public throughout Montgomery County. These locations will accept prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications only. Liquids, illicit drugs, needles, sharps and syringes cannot be accepted as part of this take-back program. Montgomery County Police officers will staff collection boxes in the parking lots of the following facilities or in facility lobbies:

  • Bethesda:

Montgomery County Police 2nd District Station – 4823 Rugby Avenue

  • Chevy Chase:

Village of Friendship Heights Community Center – 4433 S. Park Avenue

  • Damascus

Damascus United Methodist Church – 9700 New Church Street

  • Gaithersburg/Montgomery Village:

Asbury Methodist Village – 301 Odendhal Avenue

North Creek Community Center – 20125 Arrowhead Road

**See Gaithersburg Police Department locations below.

  • Germantown:

Montgomery County Police 5th District Station – 20000 Aircraft Drive

Wegmans – 20600 Seneca Meadows Parkway

  • Leisure World

MedStar Pharmacy – 3305 N. Leisure World Boulevard

  • Rockville:

Bender Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Washington – 6125 Montrose Roa

Montgomery County Police 1st District Station (located within the Public Safety Headquarters) – 100 Edison Park Drive

** See Rockville City Police Department locations below.

  • Silver Spring:

Fire Station 1/ 3rd District Central Business District Satellite Station – 8110 Georgia Avenue

Montgomery County Police 3rd District Station – 1002 Milestone Drive

  • Takoma Park

**See Takoma Park location below.

  • Wheaton:

Montgomery County Police 4th District Station – 2300 Randolph Road

Other law enforcement agencies:

**Gaithersburg Police Department – The Gaithersburg Police Department is now accepting unused or expired prescription medications at its police station all year round. More information can be found here.

**Rockville City Police/Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office locations

**Takoma Park Police Department – The Takoma Park Police Department has a collection site that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked.  More information here.

**To search for additional drop-off sites, please visit the DEA’s Drug Take-Back Day web page and use the collection site locator.

2019 National Night Out (Tuesday, August 6) Events

National Night Out LogoThe Montgomery County Department of Police invites residents to join us and other community leaders in celebrating the 36th anniversary of National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6.

National Night Out is a national community-building campaign that encourages police-neighborhood relationships.  These events help neighbors and officers get to know one another better, build community spirit, and demonstrate a community’s commitment to keep their neighborhood free from crime.

The following communities have provided their respective itinerary of events to the Montgomery County Department of Police as of August 6, 2019.  Please note that changes may be made to this list between now and the evening of August 6.  On August 6, prior to attending an event, please review this press release in case changes (time changes, location changes due to weather, addition of events, etc.) have been made.

Some National Night Out events in the County have been coordinated with other area police departments serving Montgomery County.

FIRST DISTRICT:

Community Events:

  1. David Scull Community Center/Park at 1201 First Street.; 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  2. Blueberry Hill Local Park, 16617 Bethayres Road.; 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  3. Quince Orchard Knolls community, Quince Orchard Knolls Park, 11900 Quince Mill Drive; 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  4. The Gardens of Traville, 14431 Traville Gardens Circle at the fountain between building 14421 (c) and 14411 (b) with parking off of Traville Gateway Drive ; 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Click here for more information about locations in the city of Rockville

SECOND DISTRICT: 

Open to the Public:

  1. Kensington Park Senior Living, 3620 Littledale Road, Kensington; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Community Events:

  1. Lyttonsville/Rosemary Hills/Rock Creek communities, held at Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Center at 2450 Lyttonsville Road; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  2. Bentley Place Condominium community, 11300 Rockville Pike (Suite 907), 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  3. Summit Hills Apartments, 8484 16th Street; 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

THIRD DISTRICT: 

Community Events:

  1. Forest Estates at General Getty Park, 10000 Woodland Dr.; check with neighborhood for times
  2. South Four Corners at South Four Corners Park (near the playground), 900 Forest Glen Road; check with neighborhood for times
  3. McKenney Hills / Carroll Knolls communities at Flora M. Singer Elementary School, 2600 Hayden Drive; check with neighborhood for times
  4. Hillandale community 1 at West Hillandale Swim Club at 915 Schindler Drive; check with neighborhood for times
  5. Timberwood community, 9048 Saffron Lane; check with neighborhood for time
  6. Oakview community at Roscoe Nix Elementary School, 1100 Corliss Street; check with neighborhood for times
  7. Forest Glen Apartments/Hillbrooke Towers, 515 Thayer Avenue; check with neighborhood for times
  8. Tanglewood Apartments community, 9002 Manchester Road; check with neighborhood for times
  9. Forest Knolls neighborhood at the pool, 11105 Foxglove Lane; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

FOURTH DISTRICT: Open to the Public:

  1. Olney Community at the Fair Hill Plaza shopping center, 18169 Town Center Drive in the area of the Harris Teeter parking lot; 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  2. Bel Pre communities at the Mid-County Community Recreation Center, 2004 Queensguard Road.; 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Community Events:

  1. Poplar Run community, 13500 Stargazer Lane.; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  2. Manor Lake Civic Association Ice Cream Social, 15101 Bauer Drive;7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

FIFTH DISTRICT:

Open to the Public:

  1. Clarksburg Premium Outlets, 22705 Clarksburg Road near the Starbucks; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Community Events: 

  1. Hamptons community near community pool, 19757 Crystal Rock Drive; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  2.  Arora Hills community near community pool, 23230 Arora Hills Drive; 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm
  3. Germantown Park Homes Community Center, 18400 Cinnamon Drive; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

SIXTH DISTRICT:

Community Events: 

  1. Saybrooke community at the community pool, 702 Saybrooke Oaks Boulevard.; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  2. Montgomery Village community near the pool, 10101 Apple Ridge Road.; 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  3. Walnut Hill community at Washington Grove Elementary School, 8712 Oakmont Street; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  4. Quince Orchard Park community at the clubhouse, 500 Orchard Ridge Drive; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Click here to view a list of locations in the city of Gaithersburg

 

Photos from previous National Night Out events

 

American Red Cross Announces Emergency Need for Blood Donations – MCP to Host Blood Drive on August 7

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency need for blood donorsPlease join the Montgomery County Department of Police in giving the gift of life by donating blood on Wednesday, August 7.

Date:                      

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Hours:                    

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location:               

J. Thomas Manger Public Safety Headquarters
100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
First floor conference room

Sign Up:                  

Online or call to schedule an appointment at 1-800-733-2767.

Donors are urged to schedule appointments. Walk-in donors will be accommodated.

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Free Emergency Preparedness Class Offered on April 13, 2019

What: The Montgomery County Department of Police, in partnership with the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service and the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, are hosting a free emergency preparedness training class.  During this class, personnel will present information on Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training, CPR, the use of tourniquets, and family emergency planning.    Due to the nature of this training, this class is recommended for persons 18 and older.

When: Saturday, April 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where:  This training class will take place at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy located at 8751 Snouffer School Road in Gaithersburg.

Reservations are required for this training.  Spots tend to fill up quickly.  Please sign up for the class beginning on March 13, using the following link:

(PLEASE NOTE: THE LINK WILL NOT BECOME ACTIVE UNTIL MIDNIGHT, MAR. 13)

REGISTRATION FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CLASS

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Free Emergency Preparedness Training Class

Please note that this training class is now full.  We hope to host another training class in the spring.

What: The Montgomery County Department of Police, in partnership with the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service and the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, are hosting a free emergency preparedness training class.  During this class, personnel will present information on Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training, CPR, the use of tourniquets, and family emergency planning.    Due to the nature of this training, this class is recommended for persons 18 and older.

When: Saturday, January 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where:  This training class will take place at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy located at 8751 Snouffer School Road in Gaithersburg.

Reservations are required for this training.  Please sign up for the class by Thursday, January 17 at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-preparedness-training-tickets-54645198259?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Please note that this training class is now full.  We hope to host another training class in the spring.

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