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BNPD launches "My Safer City” initiative
BNPD launches "My Safer City” initiative

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - During the month of April, the Benton Police Department is going to try and raise awareness to the alcohol and drug related substance abuse in the community. 

The police's initiative "My Safer City" plans to give more information about substance abuse through classes that will target those most likely to be affected. 

The school resource officers will be teaching classes this month to students about the dangers of drinking and driving along with illicit drug usage. According to officials, some of the classes will be targeting high school students prior to upcoming events such as prom and graduation.  

In addition to the classes, the Benton Police Department is also holding Operation Medicine Cabinet XI on April 25. Officers will staff a drop-off location, Ferguson's Furniture off Military Road, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for people to drop off all of their old or unused medications. 

Statewide drop-off locations and other helpful information can be found at www.artakeback.org.

Throughout the month of April, officers will also be making use of Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) funding to enhance and add extra staffing dedicated to locating drivers impaired by drugs and/or alcohol.  

For more information about the "My Safer City" initiative, visit the police department's website