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Mayor Parker Announces Free ID Theft Prevention and Document Shredding for Houston Residents

City Partners with DEA for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Who: Mayor Annise Parker

What: Announcement of City of Houston’s Free ID Theft Prevention Initiative & National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Partnership with U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

When: Friday, April 27, 11:00 a.m.

Where: HPD South Central Substation, 2202 St. Emanuel, Houston, TX 77003

Photo-Op: Following the press conference, residents will have confidential documents shredded by Data Shredding Services of Texas, Inc. Residents will also drop off prescription drugs for safe disposal by the DEA.

NOTES:

The City of Houston’s Identity Theft Prevention Initiative is sponsored by the Mayor’s Citizens’ Assistance Office, a division of the Department of Neighborhoods, in collaboration with the Houston Police Department. The initiative calls for a series of monthly events at HPD stations that will offer identity theft prevention information and free document shredding for individual Houston residents. The shredding service will be provided free of charge by corporate partner Data Shredding Services of Texas, Inc.

Inaugural Event – Saturday, April 28
The inaugural event will be held on Saturday, April 28, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at HPD’s Westside Station, 3203 S. Dairy Ashford, Houston, TX 77082. Residents will have an opportunity to learn about identity theft prevention and have confidential documents shredded, free of charge, by DSS. On Saturday, the Westside Station will also serve as a designated drop-off center, sponsored in partnership with the DEA’s annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This one-time event will allow residents to drop off expired or unused prescription drugs for safe disposal by the DEA.

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Contact:
Evangelina Vigil
evangelina.vigil@houstontx.gov
832.393.0832

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