National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal


Saturday, April 26th---- 10am-2pm

West Sand Lake Fire Department

3697 Rte 43

West Sand Lake, NY 


Proper disposal of unused prescription and over-the-counter medications is important to protect both people and the environment. Unused prescription and over-the-counter medications that remain in the home can cause serious harm to people if they are taken accidently, intentionally misused or inappropriately given to someone else. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet. Unused medications that are flushed down the toilet or poured down the sink can enter the water supply, harming fish and other wildlife and poses a potential risk to people.


Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with Rolling Thunder New York Chapter 5 to honor veterans and it’s heroes by building a new Veterans Memorial Park.


The installation of this park will be in front of the Rensselaer County Public Safety Building in Troy NY.

This memorial is to honor veterans serving with the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office. The mission of the Park is two-fold – to recognize those who served their country and to provide veterans an area to reflect on the time spent in service. All members of the community are welcome to visit the park.

The committee for the Veterans Memorial Park will be collaborating with local professionals to design a memorial park to honor our nation’s veterans. In order for this park to succeed donations are needed. To show your support for this project make checks payable: RTNY5 PO Box 12363 Albany NY 12211 Attn: RCSO veteran’s memorial.

“We have an opportunity to build a Veterans Memorial Park in Rensselaer County and give tribute to ALL our veterans. This park will be a great place to remember, honor and reflect on the great sacrifices our military men and women have made,” said Sheriff Mahar






Sheriff Jack Mahar

On behalf of the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website. This website has been designed to provide a comprehensive guide to our agency’s many services and responsibilities performed here. Our mission is to provide our citizens with one of the best law enforcement offices in New York State. We will continue to update and make changes to this site in an effort to better keep the residents in our county informed.

We invite you to explore our site and learn more about us.
We hope you find the information useful and informative,

Thank you for visiting! Jack Mahar
Sheriff Jack Mahar
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