Area police departments are participating in the national "Take Back" initiative Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that will collect unused medication.

The collection is a collaborative effort with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Knox County law enforcement , Rockland District Nursing Association, Knox County Community Health Coalition, PenBay Healthcare, Penquis, Maine Centers for Disease Control – Midcoast District and Knox Emergency Management Agency.

Collection sites include Rockland City Hall, staffed by Rockland Police and RDNA, Camden Police Department, Lowe's in Thomaston staffed by Thomaston Police, Union Fire Department, Vinalhaven Fire Department and Warren Fire Department staffed by Knox County Sheriffs.

More information about the take-back initiative is available by calling RDNA at 594-4522 or online at

The same day and time, Camden Police also will conduct child safety seat inspections and encourage people to sign up for the Yellow Dot program. The Yellow Dot program is a cooperative effort of local law enforcement, emergency first responders, fire and rescue departments and local senior citizen groups. A yellow sticker on the exterior of a vehicle alerts law enforcement and emergency personnel there is a packet of information in the glove box with a photo, important medical information and emergency contact phone numbers. More information on the Yellow Dot program in Knox County is available at