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PAL Heart of a Champion Event

Join us on Saturday, October 26, 2013 for the PAL Heart of a Champion Event

The event will be held at Florida Southern College from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. It is being hosted by Aline Ouelette, Richard Fitzpatrick and Jean Dufresne. There will... be entertainment and a great meal. The proceeds from the event will benefit the Lakeland Police Athletic League (PAL), Breast Cancer Research Charities and HOAC.

Tickets are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the door. You may purchase tickets at the Lakeland Police Department. For more information contact 863-834-8970.


National Drug Take Back Day

StandUP Polk and local law enforcement agencies are proud to join The Drug Enforcement Administration and its national and community partners for the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, for citizens who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Each day, approximately, 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.

Our community’s Spring Purge Your Pills Rx Drop Off will include 6 locations in Polk County for citizens to turn in unused, expired, or unwanted Human and Pet Medications for safe and proper disposal. Medications should be placed in a clear, air-tight plastic bag.

Drop-off locations on October 26th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm are:
Auburndale Police Department – 2 Bobby Green Plaza, Auburndale, FL
Haines City Police Department – 35400 Highway 27, Haines City, FL
Lake Alfred Police Department – 190 North Seminole Avenue, Lake Alfred, FL
Lake Wales Police Department - 133 East Tillman Avenue, Lake Wales, FL
Lakeland Police Department – 219 N. Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland, FL
Winter Haven Police Department – 125 North Lake Silver Drive NW, Winter Haven, FL
Previous prescription medication collections held in Polk County have resulted in over 1,700 pounds of recovered pharmaceuticals. All medications were safely disposed of via incineration.

For folks unable to attend on October 26th, unwanted medications may also be brought to the Lakeland Police Department’s and placed in the drop box located in the lobby. Medications may also be safely disposed of at home in the following manner: Dissolve medications in water, and mix with coffee grounds or cat litter. Then, pour into a zip lock bag and put in your trash. Do not dump any medications into the toilet or your trash, to avoid harming our lakes and ground water.

For more information on the local Pill Drop event or locations, please contact StandUP Polk at (863) 802-0777.


2013 Cops for Kids Spirit Night

On Tuesday, October 15, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., eat at Chick-fil-A at 4625 South Florida Avenue and they will donate 10% of the proceeds to the Cops for Kids program.  Donations will help provide children with a happy holiday.  We will also be accepting new, unwrapped toy donations at this event.

Mark your calendars to join us on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the Chick-fil-A located at 4132 US Highway 98 N.


Lakeland Police K9 Unit National Champions

During the week of September 30 – October 4, 2013, the Lakeland Police Department K9 Unit competed in the USPCA National Patrol Dog 1 Trials just outside of the nation’s capital. For a second year in a row, the K9 Unit won and retained the title of National Champions. In addition to this great achievement, Officer Ted Sealey and K9 Bruno retain their title of “Top Patrol Dog” in the nation.

 

The top K9 team in the nation belongs to:

 

·         Officer Aaron Peterman and K9 Charief

·         Officer Rob Manrow and K9 Quanto

·         Officer Ted Sealey and K9 Bruno

·         Officer Chad Whitaker and K9 Bane

·        Officer Jeff Barrett and K9 Echo (Team Leader/alternate)

 

The Lakeland Police Department is very proud of all the officers who represent our department not only in competitions, but day to day in their regular duties protecting our community. To become this proficient at their jobs at this level requires dedication and commitment to excellence.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LPD K9 UNIT!!!!