This Saturday, Canfield residents will be able to safely get rid of important documents during the Canfield Protective Services Shred Day. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at SOS Security Systems, 490 West Main St.
"This is the best way to dispose of bank and tax records," said Canfield police Chief Chuck Colucci.
He said a company called Alpha Omega will provide an on-site shredding truck. The documents will be shredded on site and the shredded paper will then be recycled.
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Canfield police Chief Chuck Colucci, city manager Joe Warino, Mayor William Kay, Chuck Eddy Sr., and Bob Eddy pose with three students who were job shadowing police officers as they viewed one of two new Dodge police cars that went into service this week.
Colucci said they are asking residents to limit the amount of documents to five boxes. The service is free, but donations will be accepted and will go toward a good cause.
"This is a free service," Colucci said. "However, we are accepting donations which will go back to the community in the form of child ID kits."
While people are waiting to get their documents shredded, they will be able to meet members of the Canfield Protective Services that include SOS Security Systems, Cardinal Joint Fire District, Lane Ambulance Service and the Canfield Police Department. The police will have their two new Dodge Charger police cruisers on display.
Colucci said a surprise turn of events enabled the department to obtain two new cruisers. Originally, the department had budgeted for one and were going to have to wait to re-evaluate the department's budget before considering a second one.
"That is when we got a big surprise from Bob and Chuck Eddy," Colucci said. "They wanted to give back to the community."
The Eddys donated a second cruiser, allowing the department to replace two 2006 cruisers. The new vehicles were assembled at the police department by Hall Public Safety last week and are on the road this week. Colucci said both will be on display at the shredding event.
"It was an awesome situation," he said. "It's my goal to give the community what they expect. To put a cruiser on the road that cost the taxpayer zero dollars is awesome."
The department also added an additional police officer this month and Colucci said residents can expect increased patrols.