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Medication Disposal

On Friday, March 17, 2017, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office unveiled their new drug collection unit they received as part of CVS Health's Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Grant Program. The new unit will be located at the Administrative Office of the Sheriff, at 100 South Lawrence (2nd floor lobby) and will provide residents with a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medication, including controlled substances.

The new drug disposal unit will help to reduce the amount of unneeded medicine in residents' homes and decrease the potential for prescription drug abuse, which has soared in recent years, especially among teenagers. More than 70 percent of teenagers say it is easy to get prescription drugs from their parents' medicine cabinets, according to a Partnership for Drug-Free Kids study. Proper drug disposal also helps to prevent the contamination of local landfills and water supplies from unused medication.

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Firearms Familiarization Course

Sign up NOW for our Firearms Familiarization Course scheduled for Saturday, July 8th, and learn how to protect yourself! We know that learning how to protect yourself is very important in today's world. The class is held at our newly dedicated Sheriff D.T. Marshall Firearms Training Center and lasts most of the day and is FREE to Montgomery County citizens! The morning session is classroom instruction on firearm safety and firearm laws. The afternoon session allows citizens to practice shooting on our Firing Range for the remainder of the class (if you would like). All classes are under the instruction of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Range Master.

Course Requirements:

• Montgomery County Citizen

• Obtain a Montgomery County Pistol Permit (prior to the course date)

• Complete an Application for the Course

Pistol Permit Questions? 334.832.1335 or 334.832.1337

Course Questions or to Obtain an Application? LisaCrenshaw@mc-ala.org • 334.832.1339

Your safety is our primary concern; therefore, we ask that you do not bring children to this class.

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Sheriff's Office APP

We are getting a lot of positive feedback from our new Sheriff's Office APP! In case you missed last month's article, here it is again...

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has a new phone app called "Montgomery County AL Sheriff" that can be accessed through your phone's app store. Once you have added this app to your phone, you can easily set your phone up to receive important push notifications. Push notifications are quick, important messages that can notify you of road closure(s), blocked road(s), anything pertinent to your travel, escapee, etc. While our app can help you with many things including checking to see if someone is in the county jail, it is most helpful to receive push notifications. After you have downloaded the app, go through the follow steps to make sure your phone is set up to receive the push notifications:

• Go to your phone's setting icon

• Scroll down and click "Applications"

• Scroll down to "MCSO" or "Montgomery County Sheriff" OR

• Click "Application Manager", if it doesn't take you directly to the location

• Click "Notifications"

• Turn 'on' "Allow Notifications" and "Previews in pop-ups"

You should be all set to receive the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office push notifications!

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Youth Fishing Rodeo

Sheriff Derrick Cunningham and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office invites boys and girls ages 6-12 to grab their fishing rods, bait and tackle and join us for our annual youth

fishing rodeo. Please make sure a parent/guardian attends but only boys and girls are allowed to fish. Saturday, June 17, 2017, 6:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Montgomery County Ponds, Highway 231 South (Troy highway) Across from Meriweather Rd.

**We will have our Senior Fishing Rodeo on Tuesday, September 12th...more details to come**

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Neighborhood Watch/Crime Prevention

If you are planning to develop a Neighborhood Watch or Crime Prevention Program, please do not hesitate to contact the Sheriff's Office at 832.7106 to set up a time for us to come out and speak to your group!

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Building Renovations

We are progressing as planned on our 1st floor of the Annex I building at 100 So. Lawrence. If you need to access this area, please check with our building security personnel at the public entrance door at 100 South Lawrence. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you for your continued support of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office!

 

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