Mark your calendar! On Saturday, February 11, 2023, the Boca Raton Police Services Department and Microshred Corporation are partnering to host a free shredding event. The event will take place from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in the parking lot of 6500 Congress Avenue in Boca Raton. Please note, this is an updated location for the event.
The event is only open to residents (non-commercial), with a maximum of five banker’s sized boxes per household. Microshred will have document shredding trucks on site. For a fee of $10, they will destroy your computer hard drive(s). The hard drive must be removed from the computer prior to arrival.
BRPD’s Community Engagement Unit, along with employees from Microshred, will be on site to provide tips for identity theft prevention. Shredding documents is a key step in identity theft prevention. "About 8.6 million households had at least one resident, age 12 or older, who experienced one or more types of identity theft victimization” (U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Data Brief).
Residents are encouraged to purchase a quality cross cut shredder and to shred all documents that contain any personal information.
For additional information, contact the Boca Raton Police Community Engagement Unit at 561-347-3938.