SJPD Awarded $280,000 Grant from the Office of Traffic Safety
The San José Police Department will roll out a police traffic services program to deter dangerous and illegal driving behaviors that increase the risk of crashes in the community.
“Impairment, speeding and other dangerous driving behaviors jeopardize the safety of other people on the road,” said Lieutenant Nqui Scherry. “This funding allows us to provide necessary traffic enforcement measures with the goal of reducing serious injury and fatal crashes on our roads.”
The grant will pay for additional enforcement measures, including:
- DUI checkpoints and patrols focused on stopping suspected impaired drivers.
- Enforcement operations focused on suspected distracted drivers in violation of California’s hands-free cell phone law.
- Bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operations focused on driver behaviors that put other vulnerable road users, bicyclist and walkers at risk.
- Enforcement operations focused on top violations that cause crashes: speeding, failure to yield, stop sign and/or red-light running, and improper turning or lane changes.
- Community education presentations on traffic safety issues such as distracted driving, DUI, speeding, and bicycle and pedestrian safety.
- Collaborative enforcement efforts with neighboring agencies.
- Officer training and/or recertification: Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).
The grant program will run through September 2024.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
For more information, e-mail Lieutenant Nqui Scherry #3822, email@example.com or call 408-277-4341.
BY: Officer Steve Aponte #4390
AUTHORIZED BY: Lieutenant Scherry #3822
DATE: 11/1/2023 TIME: 3:00 PM
DATE: 11/1/2023 TIME: 11:00
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Taking Back Unused or Expired Medication October 28, 2023 at Several Locations
CONTACT: Inquiries can be made to the DEA at 1-800-882-9539
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, October 28, 2023
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
On Saturday, October 28, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, the San José Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription and over the counter drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the sites listed below (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches). The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Last year, Americans turned in 460 tons (more than 900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in almost 11 million pounds more than 5,500 tons of pills.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash both pose potential safety and health hazards.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the next upcoming Take Back Day event, go to the www.DEATakeBack.com.
|LOCATION||ADDRESS||CITY||STATE – ZIP|
|REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER||225 N. JACKSON AVENUE||SAN JOSE||CA, 95116|
|ALMADEN COMMUNITY CENTER||6645 CAMDEN AVENUE||SAN JOSE||CA, 95120|
|BASCOM COMMUNITY CENTER||1000 S. BASCOM AVENUE||SAN JOSE||CA, 95128|
|GOOD SAMARATIN HOSPITAL – EAST ENTRANCE||2425 SAMARITAN DR||SAN JOSE||CA, 95124|
|SJPD RESERVES UNIT REAR PARKING LOT||1671 THE ALAMEDA||SAN JOSE||CA, 95126|