Thursday, February 25, 2010

Milton PD to Host March 3rd Public Forum on Prescription Drug Safety

Below is text from a recent Milton Police Department Press Release regarding an upcoming public forum on prescription drug safety:

In response to recent prescription drug overdose incidents in the area, the City of Milton Police Department has scheduled a public forum on the topic for March 3, 2010 at 6:00pm. The event will be held in the City Council Chambers located at 430 E. High Street in Milton.

We are fortunate to be partnering in this event with Jeanne Erickson from “Club Today Not Tomorrow” (TNT). TNT is based out of Madison and focuses on youth safety initiatives, and also hosts a weekly television show on Channel 14, TV-W, on Saturday mornings at 11:00am. Ms. Erickson is the Program Director for their Youth Safety First-Lock It Up Campaign. The campaign focuses on the importance of properly securing prescription medications in homes, as well as their proper disposal.

Ms. Erickson will give a presentation on the “Lock It Up” campaign, and that will be followed up by a question and answer period involving a panel of local law enforcement and other community officials.

We are also working with Ms. Erickson and the Milton School District to package a presentation which will be presented to students in the high school at middle school very soon after the public forum.

An additional step our agency has taken in response to these incidents has been to partner with the Rock County Health Department and participate as a drop-off point for their “Prescription Drug Roundup” to be held on April 17, from 9:00am until 1:00pm. That roundup will be held at the Gathering Place in Milton, located at 715 Campus Street. The event was already scheduled to be held in Clinton, Edgerton and Janesville on that day, and now we’re proud to be able to offer that service in Milton.