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NEVER LEAVE YOUR CHILD ALONE IN A CAR

Small children and infants are more sensitive to heat, and this sensitivity causes their body temperature to increase three to five times faster than adults.  This, combined with temperature increases that occur inside a car when the temperature outside is as low as 70 degrees, can cause dangerous conditions for children in minutes.

Studies show that of the child deaths in cars, more than a third of these were the result of a child accidentally left in a closed, parked vehicle by parents or caregivers, and another third were trapped while playing unattended in a vehicle.  Sadly, one in five children who died was intentionally left in the vehicle by an adult who ran a quick errand.

If you spot an unattended child left in a vehicle somewhere, please call 911 immediately.

 

 

June marks the end of the school year.  Pay extra attention while driving through town.  There will be more children out riding bicycles, playing, or walking in and around Pineville.

 

 

 

POOL SAFETY TIPS

Young children are naturally drawn to water.  They're curious about the sound of flowing water and how light shimmers on its surface.  They want to look at it more closely and touch it with their hands.  Water can be deadly, and drowning can happen quickly and without any warning of splashing or screaming.

Drowning is one of the leading causes of childhood injury-related deaths nationwide.  Pool barriers are essential to protect local children from tragedy.  If you own a pool, check out the pool ordinance and obtain additional information at http://www.meckhealth.org .

 

 

 

DISPOSE OF UNNEEDED MEDICATIONS


Safe and timely disposal of unneeded prescription medications, especially 
opioids, has never been more important than it is today.


In addition to keeping these substances out of our water supply, safe disposal of unneeded medication helps to keep drugs out of the hands of people who might abuse them. 

Abuse of certain prescription medications, which has led many people into addiction and heroin use, has become a deadly epidemic across the United States. This opioid epidemic is the focus of a major initiative by Attorney General Josh Stein.

Even non-opioid drugs present dangers if kept in a household when they are no longer needed.  They can be ingested accidentally by children or visitors, mistaken for a use they are not intended, etc.  Bring any and all prescription medicine that you no longer need to the Police Department for safe destruction.

The Pineville Police Department has installed a permanent medicine drop box in the lobby of our Department.  There is access to this area 24/7.  Please feel free to bring in your medications and deposit them in the box.  It is a completely anonymous process and will not take you any time at all.

 

 

 704-889-TIPS

 

The Pineville Police Department hasa dedicated phone line that will allow community members  to report criminal activity anonymously.  These tips can be related to any kind of criminal activity, not just drug complaints.  You will not be required to provide your name or telephone number when reporting suspicious or criminal activity.  

 

 

KEEP YOUR VEHICLE LOCKED

 


According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), a motor vehicle is broken into ever 45 seconds in the United States.  40 to 50% of these thefts are caused by owner error (leaving a car unlocked).  Whenever you vacate your car, whether it is to run into a store, drop by a friend's house, or park it at home for the night be sure to lock your car.

 

 

 

 

The Pineville town-wide speed limit is 35 mph, unless otherwise noted.  The speed limit is 20 mph on Main Street.  The Pineville Police Department will be strictly enforcing these limits.  Be sure to observe the posted limits if you do not wish to receive a ticket.

 

 



Dial 911 for
Emergencies

Pineville Police
427 Main Street
Pineville, NC 28134

Non-Emergency:
(704)-889-2231

Anonymous Tip Line:

704-889 TIPS (704-889-8477)