Please browse the selections from the menu on the left. Many of these programs offer the residents of Walpole a variety of services free of charge, for example, the Prescription Drug Take-Back Program listed below.
Maybe you are looking to get a child car seat installed, we have someone who can help. Or maybe you are interested in RAD classes; we have officers always working to put together new classes, so please take the time to review this beneficial information.
This section displays the special assignments that members of the Walpole Police Department do for the community, in addition to their normal duties as patrol officers. The Walpole Police Department is proud to offer, and fund these services, and the officers participating should be commended for their dedication and hard work.
The Office of Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey has created a 3-part web series for Teenagers and Parents on drug and alcohol trends today. The videos are up on the Norfolk DA's YouTube page, and offer information about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. If you have teenagers, you should watch these videos, they are eye-opening.
UPDATE 2013: This program has been wildly successful. For the first year, it was a little slow, we would have to empty the bin about once a month, and we destroyed 70 pounds of pills on our first trip to the secure incinerator. Now, through word of mouth, this program has grown wildly. The bin is emptied weekly and we have made 2 trips to the incinerator this year, destroying 350 pounds of pills. Think about what a pill weighs, and now think about 350 pounds of them. That's a lot of pills.
The Walpole Police received a grant in 2011 from the District Attorney's Office to purchase a "Med-Return" box. This specially designed container offers a place for residents to safely discard their old prescription medications.
The disposal of prescriptions medications is often a conundrum for citizens. They do not need them anymore, yet they are fearful of disposing of them in the trash; and they don't want to flush them down the toilet for fear of the environmental impact.
With this $900 grant, we were able to buy, install and begin the "Drug Take-Back" program, and now Walpole residents have a place to dispose of their unwanted medications.
Walpole residents can drop-off their unwanted or expired prescription medications at the police station, using the box pictured here. The drugs are then safely and securely brought to an authorized incinerating facility and properly destroyed. In the first week, the box was filled to the top.
While we do offer this service free of charge, we ask that residents follow some very simple guidelines put in place by the Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.
The box is for: prescription medication (including pets), over the counter medication, vitamins, samples etc. Expired or Unwanted medications from residents.
The box is NOT for: hypodermic needles, blood or infectious waste, thermometers, any glass, or any illegal drugs. This box is not for any medications from businesses.