Waste Management’s Waste Watch Program; Reporting Suspicious Activity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7441Z5in8M This past October, the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office participated in the latest training of Waste Management’s drivers in its community safety program Waste Watch. Through this program, company drivers act as an extra set of eyes and ears for sheriff’s deputies, police, fire department and emergency services, reporting emergencies or any suspicious activity that... Continue Reading →

The Social Media Conversation

As most of our local schools take a break for the holidays, there will be many opportunities for families to spend a little extra time together – a break from the daily rush of extra-curricular activities. This extra time presents an opportunity to discuss social media use and the internet with your children. You probably... Continue Reading →

Preventing Overdose Through Safe Disposal of Medications and Seeking Help for Addiction

As International Overdose Awareness Day approaches, it is important to remember that prevention is a critical element to reduce addiction and overdose. Safely disposing of unused medications is one prevention step we all can take. Drug Free Charlotte County has “DisposalRx” medication disposal pouches available, at no cost, to residents in our county. These pouches... Continue Reading →

School Bus Safety Tips to Discuss With Your Child

As you prepare your child for the upcoming school year, don't forget to cover safety tips regarding bus travel to and from school. After all, the first step to learning is arriving to school safely! This post covers tips you can use to get the conversation started. 

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