On Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., The Indio Police Department, 46-800 Jackson Street, will be participating in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative. This initiative, supervised by U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration, will be coordinating a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies focused on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. This 16th national “take-back day” will provide a unified opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction. This one-day effort will bring national focus to the issue of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse. The program provides an opportunity for law enforcement, prevention, treatment, and the business community to collaborate and establish a safe collection site for all Americans, regardless of where they reside. The Indio Police Department lobby will be open to the public to drop off their medication into a drop box and representatives from the DEA will be on hand to assist you or answer any questions regarding the National Take-Back Initiative.