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SAFE currently has a prevention specialist position available. To view the job description and to apply, click here.
Chesterfield County Fall/Winter 2021 Resource Guide
There have been fewer DUI fatalities, in Chesterfield County in 2021. Chesterfield County Police Department has stepped up DUI and DUID enforcement efforts to ensure lives are protected.
We gratefully acknowledge the officers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty and who have been recommended by their supervisor to receive these awards for their outstanding service in DUI enforcement. The top three Chesterfield County Police officers with the most DUI arrests in 2021 are:
Master Officer Luis R. Murray, 33 arrests; Officer Valentina Aliu, 33 arrests; and Officer Kasey S. Willis, 28 arrests.
Marijuana legalization and what you need to know!
Check out this handout from Virginia Poison Center and Blue Ridge Poison Center about what parents and caregivers need to know about marijuana.
Congratulations to the winners of the video PSA project to prevent opioid abuse among your peers.
Carl Scruggs and Jerica Roulo
Matoaca High School
Manchester High School
Sara Isquith, William Britton, Marci Keatts
Manchester High School
Manchester High School
Don’t be an accidental drug dealer…
61% of people ages 12 and older who misuse prescription pain relievers get them from a friend or family member. Visit chesterfield.gov/health/ to find out where you can get a free drug-deactivation pouch to safely dispose of your prescription medications.
Free Medication Disposal Pouches Available in Chesterfield
‘Don’t Be An Accidental Drug Dealer’ campaign urges proper disposal of unwanted or expired medications
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Prescription drug abuse is a national epidemic and drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S.
Through the month of March, Chesterfield County is promoting the proper disposal of expired or unused medications through its “Don’t Be An Accidental Drug Dealer” campaign, which provides free medication disposal pouches for pick-up at various locations throughout the county.
The biodegradable bag can be safely disposed of in the trash.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 61 percent of people ages 12 and older who misuse and abuse prescription pain relievers receive them from friends or family members. That’s why it’s so important to properly dispose of expired or unused medications.
Residents can pick up their free medication disposal pouches at the following locations:
Chesterfield County Health Department – 9501 Lucy Corr Circle
Chesterfield County Department of Mental Health Support Services – 6801 Lucy Corr Blvd.
Chesterfield County Police Department offices
Police Administration Building Lobby Desk, 10001 Iron Bridge Road
o Midlothian Station: 20 North Providence Road
o Chester Station: 2920 West Hundred Road
o Hull Street Station: 6812 Woodlake Commons Loop
o Falling Creek Station: 5701 Jefferson Davis Highway
Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office, Community Outreach Office, Main Courts Building, – 9500 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield County Administration Building Lobby Desk – 9901 Lori Road
Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation
o Bensley Recreation Center, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road
o Ettrick Recreation Center, 20621 Woodpecker Road
o Stonebridge Recreation Center, 230 Karl Linn Drive
Chesterfield County Public Library locations:
o Bon Air Library – 9103 Rattlesnake Road
o Chester Library – 11800 Centre St.
o Clover Hill Library – 6701 Deer Run Drive
o Enon Library – 1801 Enon Church Road
o Ettrick-Matoaca Library – 4501 River Road
o LaPrade Library – 9000 Hull Street Road
o Meadowdale Library – 4301 Meadowdale Blvd.
o Midlothian Library – 521 Coalfield Road
o North Courthouse Road Library – 325 Courthouse Road
Additionally, residents are encouraged to participate in the next Medication Take Back event, hosted by the DEA, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, April 25 at Wegmans, located at 12501 Stone Village Way in Midlothian.
Expired and unused medications also can be safely disposed of year-round using the disposal box at the Chesterfield Police Headquarters at 10001 Iron Bridge Road.
Learn more ways to ‘Not Be An Accidental Drug Dealer’ by visiting www.chesterfield.gov/health.