POLICE DEPARTMENT - GV

CITY OF GRASS VALLEY


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  • 129 South Auburn Street
    Grass Valley, Nevada
local_phone
  • Fax
    530-474-4329
  • Hot-Line
    911
  • After-Hours
    Non-emergency dispatch
    530-265-7880
  • Business Line
    Office
    530-477-4600

Grass Valley Police Department provides a full-service community policing organization. Offers the following:
  • Animal Control services for both Grass Valley and Nevada City.
  • Accepts unneeded or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. Site to drop off expired medications is in the front lobby of the Grass Valley Police Department, 129 S. Auburn St, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Open 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri. *
  • The Patrol Division preserves the peace, protects life and property, receives and handles complaints, apprehends offenders, conducts initial crime investigations, and provides traffic enforcement.
  • The Investigative Division provides follow-up investigation of all criminal cases which cannot be completed by patrol officers, assists with the apprehension of persons within the City that are wanted by other jurisdictions, develops programs to deal with juvenile problems, processes crime scene data, collects evidence and acts as a court liaison.
  • Maintains a records office.
* GVPD participates in the regular Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. 
https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/#:~:text=DEA's%20next%20National%20Prescription%20Drug,potential%20for%20abuse%20of%20medication
 
2020 NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY
Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 10am-2pm

Grass Valley: Corner of Neal Street and South Auburn Street Across from Safeway
 
ACCEPTABLE
▪ PRESCRIPTIONS  ▪ OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS ▪ VETERINARY MEDICATIONS ▪ NOW ACCEPTING VAPING DEVICES AND CARTRIDGES-(MUST TAKE OUT BATTERIES PRIOR)
 
UNACCEPTABLE
▪ NO SHARPS OR LANCETS ▪ NO MEDICAL WASTE ▪ NO AEROSOLS OR HYDROGEN PEROXIDE ▪ NO MARIJUANA, COCAINE, ETC.
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Safe Medicine Disposalhttps://www.cityofgrassvalley.com/post/living-green
For years, it was common practice to flush medications (pharmaceuticals) down the drain.  Doctors or pharmacists may have directed you to do this.  We now know that these substances are detrimental to our environment – the ground, water, and air around us.  Trace amounts of some substances may be harmful to aquatic life.  Over the last decade, there is growing evidence that pharmaceuticals, when flushed into the wastewater system, tend to persist in highly treated wastewater.  Continual, multi-generational exposure of aquatic life to multiple pharmaceuticals is proving to have negative consequences on our environment.
 
Items Accepted
Prescription pills & capsules
Over-the-counter pills & capsules
Medication samples
Vitamins & Supplements
Homeopathic remedies
Pet Medications
Medication Patches

Items NOT Accepted
IV Bags
Bloody or Infectious Waste
Personal Care Products
Aerosol Cans
Full Inhalers
Liquid medications, ointments, lotions, creams
Thermometers