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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />DRUG TAKE-BACK PROGRAM ADM-49 <br /> <br />EFFECTIVE LAST REVISED NEW REVISED CALEA PAGE <br />DATE DATE DATE STANDARDS MET <br />1 of 5 <br />06-26-15 11-01-16 YES <br />06-26-15 <br /> <br /> <br />I. PURPOSE <br /> <br />The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures for the Surprise Police <br />Department regarding medications turned over for disposal. <br /> <br />II. POLICY <br /> <br />This policy is intended to reduce access to and promote the disposal of <br />unwanted or expired medications. Because prescription drug abuse represents <br />an increasing threat to health and safety, it is the policy of the Surprise Police <br />Department to accept unwanted or expired medication for disposal. <br /> <br />III. DEFINITIONS <br /> <br />Term Definition <br />Acceptable Items Prescription drugs, prescription patches, prescription <br />samples, pet medications, and over the counter <br />medications including vitamins. <br />Drug Collection A metal container with a one-way deposit drawer and <br />a lockable door. Any collection receptacle will be <br />Receptacle <br />clearly marked as a drug take-back location. <br />Receptacles will be attached to the lobby floor and <br />secured with a lock. <br />Unacceptable Items Included, but are not limited to: Aerosol cans or <br />inhalers, prescription ointments, biohazard or <br />infectious waste, liquids, thermometers, food items, <br />supplements or injectables/needles. <br /> <br />IV. PROCEDURES <br /> <br /> A. Use of the Drug Collection Receptacle <br /> <br />1. The use of these receptacles is limited to private citizens. The <br />Surprise Police Department will not accept prescription drugs from <br />commercial entities for the purpose of destruction. <br /> <br />