Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Knox County Drug Take-Back Program

The Knox County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of the Knox County Emergency Management Agency, has placed a Prescription Drug Take-Back box in the lobby of the Sheriff's Office. The Maine Sheriffs' Association (MSA) "Drug Take-Back" program was such a success this past April that the Knox County Sheriff's Office decided to make that option available to citizens on a daily basis rather than once a year. Anyone wishing to dispose of their expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs may drop them off in the green box in the lobby of the Knox County Sheriff's Office at the Knox County Public Safety Building at 301 Park Street in Rockland.

The following items can be put in the drop-off box:
prescription patches
medications and ointments
over-the-counter medications
pet medications

We cannot accept these following items:
aerosol cans
hydrogen peroxide and ointments

If you have any questions about this drug take-back program, please contact Chief Deputy Tim Carroll at 594-0429 ext. 702.

Monday, June 15, 2015

2015 Click it or Ticket

The Knox County Sheriff's Office participated in the 2015 Click it or Ticket High Visibility Enforcement Campaign & Increased Seat Belt Enforcement. The goal of this campaign was to encourage and increase the use of occupant protection measures and reduce fatalities and serious injuries due to unrestrained occupants in motor vehicle crashes. The Sheriff's Office was awarded federal grant funds from the Bureau of Highway Safety to reimburse the overtime costs of deputies who were assigned to these designated details. The Click it or Ticket campaign ran from May 18 to May 31. The Sheriff's Department issued more than 100 summonses for seat belt violations.

Drug Take Back 2015

On Saturday, April 25, 2015, the Sheriff's Office, along with several other municipal agencies, conducted the semi-annual "Drug Take Back" event, sponsored by the Maine Sheriff's Association. The Knox County Sheriff's Office collected 197 pounds of unused, unwanted and expired medications. The total of all the medication collected by all of the participating agencies was 570 pounds.

March 2015

During March, the Maine Sheriff's Association held their annual conference in Portland. Two Knox County Sheriff's Department employees were recognized.

Chief Deputy Tim Carroll was recognized as Manager of the Year.

Detective Dwight Burtis was recognized as Deputy of the Year.

Locally, Deputy Arthur Smith was recognized as the Knox County Deputy of the Year.