The DeKalb Police Department participates in the National Prescription Drug Take Back program. This program is free and anonymous for those who wish to drop off expired, unused or unwanted prescription or even over-the-counter medicines. A major goal of the program is to reduce prescription drug abuse, overdose deaths and hurting the environment. The disposal of the drugs is done in an environmentally safe manner.
The DeKalb Police Department also has a prescription drug drop box is located in the lobby of the police headquarters to allow residents to drop off unwanted medications year round.