FAQ - Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention

Q.
Does the Sheriff's Office Have a Drug Drop Box?

A. Yes, we have a permanent Drug Drop Box at our Hillsboro Headquarters. Cleaning out unneeded medications, especially prescription painkillers, is one of the easiest ways to help prevent prescription drug abuse among teens who do not realize how addictive opiates and many other drugs can be. Thanks to HIDTA funding, we have a permanent Drug Dropbox in our lobby at 215 SW Adams Avenue in Hillsboro. You can drop off prescription medications and samples, all over-the-counter medications, vitamins, pet medications, medicated ointments, and liquid medication in leak-proof containers. This part of our lobby is open from 8:00 am to 9:30 pm daily.

Q.
How can I help prevent crime in my neighborhood?

A. The Crime Prevention Team gives numerous presentations to community and civic groups in English or Spanish. Topics such as Personal Safety, Home Security, Identity Theft and Neighborhood Watch are given frequently. Other topics are available as needed, and new programs are developed to address new crime trends. The Crime Prevention Team also coordinates our highly regarded Neighborhood Watch Newsletter, which is available by e-mail subscription, via our web site, and by mail.

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How do I get the future dates for upcoming self defense courses?

A. Visit our Self Defense page.

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