Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Coopers Pond, Veterans Memorial field, PAL field, Melrose Ave-Little League field, Applegate Park-Hickory Ave, Hoover School, Bergenfield High School, Roy W. Brown Middle School. Other locations are pending. The detection system is highly reliable and provides a strobe light warning as well as an audible (horn) warning. If a warning is activated, all persons should seek immediate shelter to protect themselves and minimize any risk of a lightning strike to themselves or others. More information will be released on this system in the near future. All residents are reminded that the system is active and they should heed any strobe or audible warning as an actual lightning detection.
Link to lightning detection system website
Lightning safety tips: weather.com
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
|Click here for a list of location sites in our area.|
Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons (over 647,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 4,114 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in its seven previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 3.4 million pounds — more than 1,700 tons — of pills.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines— flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash — both pose potential safety and health hazards.
DEA is in the process of approving new regulations that implement the Safe and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate user” (that is, a patient or their family member or pet owner) of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them. The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances in certain instances.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Click on the link below to visit the Department of Law and Public Safety website for more information on both campaigns.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The Bergenfield Police Department will be participating in a train derailment drill being conducted by the Bergenfield Fire Department. The drill will be held on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at 10am in the area of West Central Ave and West Church St. This is just an exercise, it is NOT an emergency. Be prepared to see emergency workers in the area. Please do not contact the police desk in regards to this drill to allow for actual emergencies to be handled.
For more information click here for the Fire Dept. website
Monday, March 24, 2014
|National Take Back Initiative April 26, 2014, 10 am - 2 pm|
Drop off your old, expired, unused, prescription medicine at
the Bergenfield Police Department, 198 N. Washington Avenue.
Click on link to the right for more information.