Community Action

Law Enforcement

Medication Drop Box

34% of Stratford High School students report getting prescription medication would be easy and 15% feel it is OK to take someone else’s prescription medication for pain management (2018 Student Survey)

To reduce access to prescription medication and provide an environmentally-friendly way to dispose of unused or expired medication, a medication drop box was installed at the Stratford Police Department Headquarters in October 2013. Over 5,000 pounds of medication has been collected and properly disposed.

 Bring medications in original containers!


 Prescription, over the counter, and pet medications

 Vitamins and nutritional supplements

 Prescription patches and ointments

 Medication samples

Not Accepted

 Hydrogen Peroxide



 Needles and sharps

 Aerosol cans

 Hazardous waste

 Business and professional waste

Sticker Shock

Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families in collaboration with the Stratford Police Explorers participates in the annual “Sticker Shock” initiative. The “Sticker Shock” campaign consists of stickers being adhered to multi-packs of alcoholic beverages (beer, wine coolers, etc.) in participating retail stores reminding adults of the consequences of providing alcohol to a minor.

Mats for Merchants

Stratford Partnership provides Stratford liquor merchants with a counter mat that reminds their customers to comply with the law and not provide alcohol to underage youth. This reminder at the point-of-sale is one of the Stratford Partnership’s strategies to limit youth access to alcohol.

The counter mats were designed and produced by CT Distributors. “As members of the Partnership, we are among the town and community leaders, youth and parents working to reduce youth substance abuse and create a safe, healthy and drug-free environment where youth and families thrive,” says Bill Steindl, Compliance Manager.

Tobacco and Alcohol Compliance Checks

Annual inspections of tobacco and alcohol retailers are performed to make sure establishments are adhering to the law and are not selling alcohol or tobacco to underage individuals. This is done with the help of Stratford Police along with the collaboration from the State of Connecticut Liquor Commission and Tobacco Prevention and Enforcement Program.