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BCPD Informer
by John Chase, Sergeant
Boulder City Police Department

Prescription Drug Abuse and Big Rocks

A few months back, the topic of pharmaceutical addiction and the appropriate disposal of your unused prescribed medicine was outlined. In the last few months, we have experienced a few overdoses, and indeed a couple of our residents have lost their lives due to misuse or accidental overdose of prescription medication. This is clearly a problem; one that extends far beyond the jurisdictional limits of Boulder City. If you know someone that seems to be struggling with addiction issues, I implore you to seek out remedies that can assist them through what is absolutely a difficult time.

The topic of providing assistance to those that matter most is somewhat symbolic of Steven Covey’s Habit 3 of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Habit 3 is all about putting first things first. Johann Goethe said, “Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter the least.” Covey refers to those things that matter most as the big rocks. Ensure you schedule the big rocks first and, if time allows, schedule the little rocks, he opines. Of the things that matter most to members of the police department, our Mission Statement remains our guidepost for conduct, our “big rock” – the mission of the police department is:

“to promote and maintain an atmosphere of safety and security within our community through highly-skilled employees dedicated to the protection of constitutional guarantees, maintenance of order and safeguarding life and property”

The members of the police department, which include both civilian personnel and sworn officers, maintains ever vigilant in ensuring the safety and protection of persons within our community. We value our community and the relationship we share and look forward to 2013 and the opportunities it holds.

I am hopeful your holidays were filled with cheer and that you are still on track for your 2013 New Years’ Resolutions. Until next month, stay safe!

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