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The old City Hall that housed the City offices, Police Department and Fire Department was renovated into a Public Safety Building starting in November 2004. A dedication ceremony was held during Riverfest 2006 to welcome the Police Department and Fire Department back into the new building. City Hall later moved into the renovated Bangor Savings Bank building on Main St.

Prescription Drug Drop Off

Unused and unwanted prescription drugs can be dropped off at the Old Town Police Department during business hours.  A secure drop box is located in our inner lobby.  All collected drugs are turned over to the Drug Enforcement Agency for proper disposal. Prescription Drug Drop Box

Accepted at this site are prescription drugs (tablets, capsules, patches, ointments), over the counter medications, vitamins, and pet medications.  Hydrogen Peroxide, inahlers, thermometers, liquids, aerosol cans and needles are not accepted in this unit. 

 

Sharps Collection BoxA sharps container is provided for the collection of hypodermic needles.

 

 

 

 

Drug Take Back

The Old Town Police Department participates in nationwide Drug Take-Back events sponsored by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency. Twice a year at locations around the country, Police collect unused and unwanted prescription drugs and are then transferred to DEA for proper disposal.

In a press release dated April 16, 2012, DEA stated that Americans participating in DEA’s three previous Take-Back Days turned in nearly one million pounds, almost 500 tons, of prescription drugs at over 5,300 sites operated by more than 4,000 of the DEA’s state and local law enforcement partners. Last fall’s event encouraged participation by long term care facilities and Indian Nations as well as the general public.

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. The rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high. According to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, there has been an increase of Americans currently abusing prescription drugs more than the number of those using cocaine, hallucinogens and heroin combined! Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends and easily obtaining them from the home medicine cabinet.

“Prescription drug abuse is a major epidemic across the country and DEA is committed to reducing the potential for misuse by providing a safe and secure method for Americans to clean out their medicine cabinets and properly dispose of unwanted, unneeded, or expired medications,” said DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart. “Americans responded overwhelmingly to DEA’s first three Take-Back Day events, disposing of nearly 500 tons of medication in the past two years. This nationwide community effort prevents home medicine cabinets from becoming sources of dangerous and even deadly drugs."

For more information on the next event and collection sites, please visit the Drug Enforcement Administration Office of Diversion Control website.

 

What's Going On

  • Anonymous tips to report underage drinking can now be sent via text message or on a website tipline.  Click on 'Tipsoft' link or go to the Resources menu and select 'Tipsoft'.
  • New Website for Maine Teen Drivers. Please go to our Resources Menu and select 'Maine Teen Drivers'.
  • We participate in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative. The next Drug Take-Back day will be April 26, 2014 from 10am to 2pm. Unused or unwanted medications can also be dropped off at Old Town PD during normal business hours year round.
  • We now offer vehicle crash reports online within 72 hours of an accident. Please go to our Resources Menu and select 'Get Crash Reports'.