The Hobbs Police Department acknowledges the need and right of the people to be informed on the activities and operations of the Police Department which are a matter of public interest and safety. Our goal is to maintain a relationship with the members of the news media that is based upon trust, cooperation and mutual interest. To accomplish this goal, the department provides complete and accurate information, within legal and investigatory limits, to all media representatives. When information cannot be released, due to legal and/or investigative reasons, we will make every effort to provide the media with the requested information as soon as it becomes available.

mlstone@hobbsnm.org

Office 575-397-9381

 

Stop violence in your community before it happens.  Call the Violent Crimes Hotline
at 393-0001, to prevent, report or help solve any violent crimes in our community. 
Callers will remain anonymous.

 

National Drug Take Back Day

April 18, 2014 – The Hobbs Police Department, the Community Drug Coalition of Lea County and Walgreens have teamed up for the Drug Enforcement Administrations (DEA) Annual National Take Back Day.  Citizens can bring their unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medications to the HPD/CDC booth in front of Walgreens located at 1401 North Turner or the Walgreen’s located at the corner of Joe Harvey and Grimes on Saturday, April 26th from 10:00am to 2:00pm.  This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked. 

Annually, during Take Back Day, Americans turn in over 120 tons of prescription drugs at nearly 4,100 sites nationwide operated by the DEA and more than 3,000 law enforcement agencies. 

Medications are dumped into boxes and citizens keep or throw away the bottles.  Any liquid medications turned in should have the label removed or written over with a marker since they will stay in their original container.  The medications are picked up and destroyed by the DEA.

Officer Mike Stone
Public Information Officer
O) 575-397-9381
C) 575-441-3793

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