LUMBERTON POLICE DEPARTMENT TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS April 30 AT LUMBERTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
Lumberton, TX – Starting April 14, 2016, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and ending on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Lumberton Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 11th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to Lumberton Police Department at 120 East Chance Cut Off. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Last September, Americans turned in 350 tons (over 702,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,000 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 10 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 5.5 million pounds—more than 2,750 tons—of pills.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 30 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website at www.dea.gov or The City of Lumberton website at www.cityoflumberton.com or The Lumberton, Texas Police Department Facebook page
Lumberton Police Department
120-A East Chance Cut Off
Fax 409 755-7900
Officer hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (open through lunch)
After hours call: 409-755-3400
The mission of L.P.D. is to provide service, protection, and law enforcement in a fair, effective, efficient, professional manner.
Special Attention is paid to the safety of the schools and children within the City of Lumberton.
Lumberton is a progressive city and our police department strives to maintain that same progressive attitude. We work to provide our officers with the finest equipment and training to equip them to better serve our citizens.
I pledge as Chief of Police to see that our mission is carried out to the best of my ability.
Lumberton Police Department Personnel
Texas Law Enforcement Complies with Senate Bill 1074 Racial Profiling
This department supports the 77th Texas Legislature's mandate prohibiting racial profiling in Texas. Our police officers work under a departmental policy that is consistent with all state and federal laws. The policy includes provisions for citizens to contact us if they have a conflict with a Lumberton police officer.
The Lumberton Police Department realizes that there will be disagreements, from time to time, with individuals that come in contact with our officers. We realize that confusion, different perceptions or possibly the timeliness or information could result in information that may produce different accounts of the same incident. These disagreements between citizens and officers need to be addressed. We trust that the vast majority of contacts between citizens and officers are conducted in a positive, professional manner. The relationship between the community and our officers is based on confidence and trust. We cannot be effective without both the community and our officers working together to achieve this goal.
Citizens feeling that they have a legitimate concern may make a formal complaint to the Lumberton Police Department at any time by contacting any member of this department for information on the complaint process. Additional information about this process may be obtained by calling us at (409) 755-2650.
The Lumberton Police Department would like to know about positive police contacts. Please feel free to write Chief Sullins a letter or note to let him know about a positive contact with our officers. Chief Sullins will let the officer know about your letter and a copy will be placed in the officer's personnel folder.
We are very proud of the relationship the Lumberton Police Department shares with the community. Our long standing goal is to provide our citizens with a safe community where all may live without the fear of crime.
Click above to view current list including photograph of Sex Offenders within the Lumberton city limits
Sex Offender's can register with the Lumberton Police Department at 120 A. East Chance Cut Off.
Registration hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Appointment not required.
Code of Ordinance 06-1170 Sex Offenders (click to view)
Sex Offender Registration Duties (click to view)
http://records.txdps.state.tx.us (DPS Sex Offender Public website)
www.iwatchTX.org (downloadable APP to track & search Sex Offenders)
netsmartz.org (Cyber Crimes & Safety)
texas10mostwanted Facebook page
www.seatcheck.org (Child Safety Seats)
www.nhtsa.org (Child Safety Seats)
www.safercar.gov (Child Safety Seats)
www.research.chop.edu/programs/carseat/ (Child Safety Seats)
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and Twitter @lumbertonpd
Open Records Requests:
Transportation Code, Sec. 550.065. RELEASE OF CRASH REPORTS. (b) Excerpt as provided by Subsection (c), a crash report held by the department is privileged and for the confidential use of the department; and an agency of the United States, this state, or a local government of this state having use for the report for crash prevention purposes. (c) allows release of a crash report on written request and payment of required fee: (4) a person who provides the department or law enforcement agency with two or more of the following: date of the crash; the name of any person involved; the specific location of the crash.
The cost of accident report is $6.00/report. Payment must be in the form of cash, personal check, cashiers check or money order and made payable to the Lumberton Police Department.
Reports may only be requested in person or by mail. If requesting by mail, you must provide a self addressed, stamped envelope for return of report. We do not fax reports.
*Texas Statute allows the investigating officer 10 days in which to submit his/her report.
*Certified copies of crash reports can only be obtained through Texas Department of Transportation
Open Records Request for Accident Report (click for copy of request form)
Incident Reports and all other documents such as photographs, videos, statements, etc. may be obtained Under The Texas Government Code, Chapter 552, The Public Information Act. In order to obtain requested records you must provide this agency enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the Lumberton Police Department to accurately identify and locate the information requested. The required information to obtain records that are open to the public are: the date of report, offense title, name of complainant or arrestee and the specific form(s) requesting.
You may review information that is not confidential and open for public record promptly and at no charge at the Lumberton Police Department, if available. If report contains confidential information or information that is not open for public record at the time and must be edited from the record before it can be made available for inspection, you will be charged $.10/page for said copies.
If report can not be produced immediately a date and time will be provided within 10 days of request.
If requesting any information other than what is public record; this agency has the right to request a ruling from the Office of the Attorney General and a copy of the ruling will be provided to requestor.
Open Records Request for Incident Report (click for copy of request form)
Charges for providing copies of Public Information:
*Standard paper copy - $.10/page
*Rewritable CD (CD-RW) - $1.00/CD
*Non-rewritable CD (CD-R) - $1.00/CD
*Digital video disc (DVD) - $3.00/DVD
*Oversize paper copy - $.50/copy
*Charge for labor costs incurred in processing a request for public information is $15/hour. Labor charge includes actual time to locate, compile, manipulate data, and reproduce the requested information.
*If requesting by mail, you must provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of documents
Phone: 409-755-2650 extension 172 (if out of office, leave message for return call)
Address: 120 East Chance Cut Off, Lumberton, TX (behind Police Department/Library)
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lumberton Animal Control does not accept drop offs and does not respond outside the city limits of Lumberton
Code of Ordinance - Chapter 4 - Animals (click to view)