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Firearms Training Simulator
By Thomas F. Murphy, President
In last month’s newsletter I mentioned that the Police Foundation was funding the purchase of a Firearms Training Simulator for the Juno Beach Police Department.
DEA National Drug Take Back Day
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.
Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That's dangerous and often tragic. Clean out your medicine cabinets and turn in any and all unused prescription drugs.
An Officer will be on duty at the Juno Beach Police Department Lobby on Saturday, October 24th from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM to safely and anonymously receive your old and unused prescription drugs.
More details from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are available at DEAtakeback.com
CRIME PREVENTION TIP: Gift Card Scams
The Juno Beach Police Department has recently noticed an increase in residents reporting they have been scammed. While the type of scams vary, one common factor is that the scammer claims to be a representative from a business. The scammer then requests payment through a gift card (Apple Pay, Google Play, PlayStation, iTunes, Etc.) for an alleged unpaid bill or debt.
Please know that a utility company or legitimate business would never ask you to pay by gift card. If you are asked to purchase a gift card to pay for a service - do NOT do it! If you buy a gift card and someone uses it, it is highly unlikely you will get your money back.
Click here for more information from the Federal Trade Commission on gift card scams.
COFFEE WITH A COP
Once again, the ever popular “Coffee With A Cop” program that has taken place on the first Wednesday of every month will remain halted. The event, sponsored by the Town of Juno Beach, will hopefully resume soon.
The event typically brings out a large crowd of residents, business owners and interested parties to meet Chief of Police Brian Smith and many of his Officers and Volunteers.
The Chief updates the participants on recent crime statistics as well as areas of concern and answers the many questions that the attendees have. We hope to see this program restart soon.
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