Community Day scheduled to protect citizens | Community Spirit
Residents in Norman are invited to a fun event this weekend that aims at protecting your identity and your family.
The Norman Police Department is hosting a "Community Day" on Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Visitors will be able to participate in a "Shred-A-Thon" by shredding up to five boxes of sensitive documents at no charge.
Officers will also allow people to drop off unused or unneeded prescription drugs at the "Pharmaceutical Take-Back Program," along with old or unwanted ammunition.
However, authorities ask that you do not bring syringes, liquids, inhalers or explosives.
Families with young children can also have their car seats checked to make sure they are installed properly.
There will also be a limited number of car seats that will be sold for $10 each to eligible families.
In order to qualify for a seat, you need to arrive in a vehicle and the child must be present. Also, families need to provide documentation proving that they are on state aid.
If you are expectant, you will need to be within six weeks of your due date.
Organizers say there will also be a "CarFit" check, which helps mature drivers learn how well they fit their personal vehicle.
Evaluators will offer suggestions that may improve areas such as blind spots, proper seat belt adjustment, seat adjustment and steering wheel changes.
Residents will also be able to register their pet for a small fee at the event.
The "Community Day" is free and open to the public.
The Norman Police Department is located at 201-B W. Gray St., just south of Andrew's Park.
For more information, call Sgt. Tim Smith at (405) 366-5256.