On September 28, 2012 the Kerrville Police Department joined forces with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and hundreds of other law enforcement agencies across the Nation to provide a venue for persons who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications.
National Take-Back-Day provided an opportunity for the public to bring in expired, unwanted, or unused medications to law enforcement officers for destruction.
One hundred forty two (142) citizens brought in more than 234 pounds of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications. One hundred forty five pounds were pills alone. Five Police Officers and eight Citizen Police Academy Alumni volunteers were in attendance to receive and process the surrendered medications.
Captain Jeffrey L. Wendling, who volunteered his time to help with the initiative commented, “The Police Department has for the third time joined DEA in this successful nationwide initiative. We expect that every six months we will be providing the opportunity for our community to bring their unused and outdated prescription and non-prescription pharmaceuticals to the Department for destruction. This year citizen involvement increased and the Department was proud to have been able to facilitate this service for our community.”