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Surprise Police Department Police Department
14250 W. Statler Plaza
Surprise, Arizona 85374
Office 623.222.4000
Fax 623.222.4008
www.surpriseaz.gov/police
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For Immediate Release
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Surprise Police to host Crime Prevention Fair featuring new theft reduction program, medication drop-off and more


Surprise, AZ (June 8, 2015) The Surprise Police are hosting a Crime Prevention Fair on Saturday, June 27, from 1 – 5 p.m. in the Surprise Public Safety Auditorium, located at 14250 West Statler Plaza. The event will feature information on a new property theft reduction program, facts about substance abuse, an opportunity to drop-off unwanted or expired medications and more!

A representative from the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, Division Chief Scott Blum, will start the event with a keynote speech, which will be followed by short question and answer session.

Crime prevention tips and other helpful advice will be provided by representatives from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). Representatives from DrugFreeAZKids.org are scheduled to provide information about substance abuse.

The event will also mark the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of a new MedReturn Drug Collection Unit. The unit will be installed in the lobby area of the Surprise Police Department and will provide the community with a safe, simple, secure and environmentally-friendly way to dispose of unwanted or expired medications, including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs and other pharmaceuticals.

Surprise Police will also be sharing information about a new property theft reduction program. The program utilizes technology to help reduce property theft and return stolen items to their rightful owners. The technology behind the program is called Anti-Theft Dots. The Surprise Police Department will be offering two free property registration labels for citizens interested in registering items such as bicycles, laptops, tablets and cellular phones. Property can be brought to the event to have it registered, or the labels can be taken home and registration can be completed by the owner online.