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Henrico Police to participate in national Drug Take Back Program Saturday


The Henrico County Division of Police, along with the U. S. Drug Enforcement Agency, will participate in the Prescription Drug Take Back Program on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henrico County Training Center, 7701 East Parham Road, next to the Public Safety Building. The program is free and anonymous. No liquid prescription medications, needles or sharps will be accepted – only unused or expired pills and patches. No questions will be asked.

Police are asking citizens to be responsible and help prevent accidental poisoning and overdoses by dropping off unused or expired medication for safe disposal. Flushing unused or expired medication down the toilet or throwing them away are potential health and safety hazards.

Henrico Extension accepting applications for SMART Lawns program

The Henrico County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension has opened enrollment in its SMART Lawns program, which provides residents with customized plans for growing attractive, healthy lawns.

For a $20 fee, Master Gardener volunteers will visit a home, analyze the lawn and prepare a plan for improving its condition, appearance and health. Participants will receive recommendations for fertilizer and lime, as well as suggestions for environmentally friendly weed control, mowing and watering practices.

Local law enforcement agencies offer online registration for valuables


The four largest Metro Richmond localities have partnered through their law enforcement agencies to offer a free online registration system through which residents can register and track personal property, in the event items are stolen.

Henrico, Richmond and Chesterfield police, along with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, are partnering with LeadsOnline to offer the "ReportIt" service, which is free. Citizens may record serial numbers and upload images of personal items. In the event that personal items are stolen, the information captured through the ReportIt system will assist law enforcement in accurately and quickly identifying property.

Henrico Extension to offer April 26 workshop on managing finances

The Henrico County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer a free workshop Tuesday, April 26 to help residents manage their money and make sound financial decisions.

The Tools for Today’s Economy workshop will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the demonstration kitchen of the Human Services Building, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive. To register, call (804) 501-5160 by Friday, April 22.

A beautiful month


Litter prevention and recycling are year-round jobs when it comes to keeping Henrico County a clean place to live.

To boost awareness of the efforts, the Henrico County Board of Supervisors last month designated April as Keep Henrico Beautiful Month in recognition of the committee that spearheads that mission.

Keep Henrico Beautiful originated in 1980 for the “purpose of improving the environmental quality of Henrico County through the development of a comprehensive educational program to reduce litter and littering,” according to its website. Members of the committee represent each of the county's five magisterial districts.

Extension to offer free lawn-care seminars this month


The Henrico County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension will conduct in April a free seminar on natural and conventional methods of lawn care and weed control.

The Spring Lawn Care class will be held Monday, Apr. 11 at Twin Hickory Area Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Road; and Thursday, April 14 at Sandston Branch Library, 23 E. Williamsburg Road. Each session will start at 6:30 p.m.

Henrico supervisors to hold April 12 public hearing on proposed fiscal 2016-17 budget

The Henrico County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing Tuesday, April 12 on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2016-17.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m., one hour earlier than usual, in the Board Room of the Henrico Government Center’s Administration Building, 4301 E. Parham Road.

Residents may provide oral or written comments on the $1.2 billion plan, which would guide operating and capital spending for the year beginning July 1.

Cardounel named Henrico police chief


A Henrico native will become Henrico's 16th police chief later this month.

Henrico Police Maj. Humberto “Hum” Cardounel Jr. will take over April 15 for current chief Doug Middleton, who has become the deputy county manager for public safety. Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkas announced the appointment Tuesday.

Cardounel joined the Henrico Police Division as a patrol officer and a SWAT Team medic in 1988. He currently serves as deputy chief for the Investigative Bureau and a member of the chief’s executive staff.

Fairfield meeting April 11 to celebrate new Police station, chief’s service


Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting Monday, April 11 to dedicate the Henrico County Police Division’s Villa Park Station and to celebrate the service of Police Chief Douglas A. Middleton.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Villa Park Station, 7850 Villa Park Drive.

The Villa Park Station opened in July to provide a permanent base of operations for the division’s coverage of central Henrico. Middleton joined the agency as a police officer in 1972 and became chief in 2011.

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