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October 1, 2017



Spooktacular

On Tuesday, October 31st from 6:00-8:00pm, Sheriff Derrick Cunningham, the Staff of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and WVAS FM 90.7 radio will host their annual Halloween Spooktacular for Montgomery County children in costume between the ages of 1-13. The event will be held at the Alcazar Shriner’s Temple, 555 Eastern Blvd. Please bring your children out in their favorite Halloween costume and don’t forget your trick or treat bag/basket to trick or treat local vendors and receive candy from our safe, friendly, one-stop location!

Sheriff Cunningham will be in costume as well!

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Firearms Familiarization Course

Sign up NOW for our Firearms Familiarization Course scheduled for Saturday, October 14th, or you can sign up for our December 9th class 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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Alabama National Fair

The Alabama National Fair is coming to Montgomery October 27—November 5th, and will be held at the Garrett Coliseum Fairgrounds. Please make plans to attend the Fair and come by our booths inside the Coliseum. Sheriff Cunningham will be there along with his Staff to greet Montgomery County residents!

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Medication Disposal

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with CVS Pharmacy to supply a new drug collection unit which was 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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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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Thank You

Thank you to those that took part in our Senior Fishing Rodeo! As always, we had a large crowd of senior citizens come out to enjoy food, fellowship and FISH with our agency!

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

 

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