Village of Tuxedo Park Police Department
TUXEDO PARK PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISPOSAL BOX
June 1, 2021
The Tuxedo Park Police Department has installed a prescription drug disposal box in the KEEP where residents can dispose of their leftover, expired, or unwanted medication, no questions asked.
The disposal box designed to prevent theft was provided to our department free of charge by the CVS Health Program through a grant aimed at reducing the abuse of prescription drugs.
More often than not, teens and adults who abuse prescription drugs get them from friends and family, sometimes taking them from an unattended medicine cabinet. Keeping an eye on your medication and disposing of it as soon as you no longer need it goes a long way to preventing abuse.
In addition to preventing abuse, disposing of leftover medication in a local dropbox prevents accidental poisonings of young children and pets who may go through trash bins, one of the most common Poison Control emergency calls. Improper disposal of medications, such as disposing in the garbage or flushing down the toilet, can result in the drugs getting into the wrong hands or going into the water supply.
In keeping with our move toward community policing, we are happy to provide this service to our residents and strongly encourage them to use it. Residents can access our Kiosk 24×7, or for residents who are not mobile, we can send an officer to your house to take your unwanted medications, and we will dispose of them in the Kiosk.
TUXEDO PARK POLICE PARTNER WITH HOPE NOT HANDCUFFS
May 25, 2021
The Tuxedo Park Police Department has joined several other police departments in Orange and Rockland Counties to aid those with addiction problems by partnering with the Hope Not Handcuffs initiative. The program is designed to help people with drug or alcohol abuse problems.
This is another resource we are providing to the Tuxedo Park Community. We are going to help them while treating them with respect and compassion when they walk through our door seeking help. Addiction is a chronic disease that is compulsive and very difficult to control.
While Tuxedo Park has very little to no crime and no identified drug problem, any community can have residents who have an addiction regardless of their social or economic status.
In addition, with the Hope Not Handcuffs program and the Criminal Diversion Program through the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, we will be using criminal diversion for low-level, non-violent crimes. If a person who commits a low-level crime has a substance abuse addiction and agrees to enter the program, they will be placed in a Treatment and Recovery program in lieu of being arrested and possibly incarcerated.
2/17/2021 – POLICE REFORM COMMITTEE DRAFT PLAN
The Committee has completed its Draft Police Reform Plan. We seek community input and invite you over the next 30-days to read and comment on the draft plan. Please email us at VTPpolicereform@tuxedopark-ny.gov.
1/29/2021 – POLICE REFORM COMMITTEE RESIDENT SURVEY
On June 12, 2020, in response to nationwide protests against police brutality and other perceived constitutional rights violations, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order requiring all police agencies in New York State to develop a comprehensive plan for the reform and modernization of police strategies and programs. Part of the process is gathering information on the Village Of Tuxedo Park Police Department (VOTPPD) from the community. We have written a short survey for you.
If you can find a moment please complete our survey HERE.
We have also set up an email address for comments, VTPpoliceReform@tuxedopark-ny.gov.
Chief Dave Conklin, Committee for Police Reform
1/15/2021 – COMMUNITY WELL-CHECK PROGRAM – Join Here
This program is intended to aid the Police, Fire, and Ambulance personnel with responding to a participant of this program during times of weather-related and other large-scale incidents or emergencies. Join Here
The Village of Tuxedo Park Emergency Response Plan Well-Check program is compiled and maintained by the Tuxedo Park Police Department. Our plan will list all residents who have signed up for it that may have special welfare needs or are vulnerable such as being mentally challenged, have limited or no mobility, confined to a wheelchair, have limited sight or hearing, are elderly or frail, and persons who require constant oxygen or other medical equipment to sustain life. Join here
This list advises first responders of the people who have special needs so we can check on them during emergencies and we can bring appropriate equipment and manpower to that resident if needed. Join Here
We encourage anyone with special needs to take advantage of this community policing service. Join Here
Thank you for your participation.
Chief Dave Conklin
VILLAGE OF TUXEDO PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT – Posted 01/08/2021
NEW YORK STATE POLICE REFORM & REINVENTION COLLABORATIVE