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Project Safe Neighborhoods is a nationwide initiative under the U.S. Department of Justice that brings together federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement officials, prosecutors, and community leaders to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in a community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. 

In coordination with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Arkansas, Hot Springs is the first municipality in the district to utilize Project Safe Neighborhoods. 

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Drug Disposal is a nationwide effort headed by the U.S. Department of Justice's Drug Enforcement Administration under which the Hot Springs Police Department and some surrounding law enforcement locations offer a way for local citizens to remove unwanted drugs from their homes. In the lobby of the HSPD, there is a container specifically for collection of unneeded or expired medications. For permanent drop off locations, visit Arkansas Take Back.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. 


Click It or Ticket is a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration campaign aimed at increasing the use of seat belts among young people in the United States. 

No matter what type of vehicle you drive, wearing your seat belt is the best defense against impaired, aggressive and distracted drivers. Even if your car has airbags, the safest way to ride is properly buckled up. Always place the shoulder belt across the middle of your chest and away from your neck, and place the lap belt across your hips, not your stomach. You should never put the shoulder belt behind your back or under your arm. When purchasing a new car, be sure to check that its seat belts fit you. And remember: every trip, every time, buckle up.


Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over focuses on law enforcement and their goal to stop drunk drivers. The campaign highlights a constant police presence searching for drunk drivers as a way of deterring people from drinking and driving.