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Norman police schedule safety event

The Norman Police Department will sponsor several activities Saturday, including a Shred-a-Thon, safe drug and ammunition disposal and car safety checks.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Modified: October 3, 2012 at 8:02 pm •  Published: October 4, 2012
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— The Norman Police Department will sponsor a “Shred-a-Thon” and prescription drug collection among other activities from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking lot at the police department, 201-B W Gray St.

Residents can bring up to five boxes of items to be shredded. The free shredding is co-sponsored by Absolute Data Shredding and Republic Bank and Trust. Shredding documents helps protect against identity theft, police Sgt. Jennifer Newell said.

The “Pharmaceutical Take-Back Program” is in partnership with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control. The program is for medicine only and not for syringes, liquids or inhalers, Newell said.

Police officers will be on hand to accept old or unwanted ammunition.

Officers also will demonstrate the correct way to install child safety seats. A limited number of car seats will be available for sale for $10 for eligible families. The car seat checkup is co-sponsored by Safe Kids Oklahoma and the J.D. McCarty Center.

To receive a low-cost car seat, families need to arrive in a vehicle and present documentation showing the family is receiving state aid.

The police department, in partnership with AAA, will offer a CarFit check, aimed at helping mature drivers learn how well they fit their personal vehicles. Evaluators will focus on areas such as eliminating blind spots, proper seat belt adjustment and seat adjustments to ensure older drivers can reach the brakes, accelerator and steering wheel.

Participants also can register their pets at Saturday's event.

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For more information, call 366-5256 or 366-5267.

by Jane Glenn Cannon
Senior Reporter
A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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