Just a reminder! We are having a Prescription Drug Take-Back event on April 27th, 2013 between the hours of 1000 am-200 pm. We will be taking your old unused prescription medication at two locations, the St. Clair County Jail and Whiteside Elementary School. So rid your medicine cabinets of those potential dangerous medications and let us dispose of them for you. Sponsored by The St. Clair County Sheriff Department D.A.R.E and Explorer Post 555. See you then!
Today kicks off this year's Red Ribbon Week, a national campaign that encourages kids to make healthy lifestyle choices by resisting drugs, alchohol and tobacco.
Schools throughout the metro-east will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week through several activities and guest speakers.
For example, the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department's K-9 unit will visit Emge Junior High School in Belleville Tuesday during "Sock it to Drugs Day," when students can wear silly socks. At O'Fallon Township High School, students and staff can will be wearing red "Hugs Not Drugs" T-shirts Wednesday for Wear Red Day, and Belleville's Jefferson School will be decked out in Halloween costumes Friday to "Say Boo to Drugs."
The St. Clair County Sheriff's Department will host an NRA First Steps Pistol course on October 3, 2010 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. The course will be taught by local NRA Certified Instructors and will cover the basics of safe firearm handling. The class will be taught at the Cahokia Police Department Training Room. (Please DO NOT call the Cahokia PD for information.)
Why FIRST STEPS?
“To provide beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a specific pistol model safely.”
Are you looking to purchase a new pistol? Would you like to learn how to safely use, store, and clean a pistol you already own?
The FIRST (Firearms Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training) Steps Pistol course is taught by NRA Certified Pistol Instructors who are also certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and regularly teach for the Police and Corrections Academies.
BELLEVILLE -- With an influx of students at its West Main Street campus, Lindenwood University suddenly found itself in need of more security than its staff could offer.
So the school has struck a deal with Belleville police and the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department that allows officers to volunteer their free time as security officers at the school. If they work a minimum of 10 hours a week, they get free tuition at Lindenwood.