June 17, 2024

UMW Police, City Organizations Host Take Back Day

UMW Police coordinated with Fredericksburg organizations to host Take Back Day, targeted to keeping medicine from being disposed incorrectly.

UMW Police coordinated with Fredericksburg organizations to host Take Back Day, targeted to keeping medicine from being disposed of incorrectly.

On Saturday, Oct. 29, UMW Police joined with Fredericksburg area community organizations to host a Take Back Day for prescription drugs. The effort is known by several names: Crush the Crisis, Operation Medicine Cabinet or the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Take Back Day. No matter the name, the purpose is the same: to keep medicine, particularly prescription painkillers that haven’t been used or have expired, from being disposed of incorrectly, washing into waterways or creating additional problems.

UMW participates in the national and local initiatives twice a year, and UMW Police maintains a drop-off box at their headquarters 24/7/365 to drop off medication at any time.
Thanks to Lt. Brad Sullivan for leading the fall initiative.