The Morris Plains Police Department has been deeply involved in the Opioid Crisis that has been sweeping the Nation and our State. In 2014, every Borough police officer received training and now carries Narcan, and Opioid reversal medication that can be immediately administered when the signs of an overdose are observed. For the last several years, members of the Morris Plains Police Department have also participated in the National Drug Take Back, a one day program that allowed residents to safely dispose of unwanted prescription and over the counter medications. The Department has taken the fight to a new level. Now, rather than only being able to accept medications one day a year, residents can visit the Police Department any time to have an officer assist with the safe destruction of medications that could otherwise find their way into the wrong hands or be discarded improperly. In addition to the Deterra Drug Deactivation Pouches provided by Inspira, which we have used in the past, we are proud to announce that we have recently installed a new MedReturn Drug Collection Unit in the Municipal Building Lobby. This Prescription Drug Drop box is a way to help our agency as well as the community collect unwanted or expired medications, including prescription and over the counter medication. Stop by the Police Department today and do your part to help fight prescription medication abuse. If you need any help, our officers will be glad to assist you!