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INTERESTING - Trash collectors to serve as eyes and ears in the street for police

Hanniballickedher

Hanniballickedher

MuscleHead
Dec 12, 2010
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WNYT-TV
updated 12/16/2010 5:45:36 PM ET 2010-12-16T22:45:36

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Waste Management workers are out and about when almost everyone else is not. Except someone who might be up to no good.

A former FBI agent recently trained all Waste Management drivers, helpers and technicians in Rensselaer and Albany Counties to act as a mobile community watch.

"They're on these routes every day so they're used to the normal situation so they are able to recognize a non-normal situation," explains Ken Bevis of Waste Management. Trucks are now armed with a cell phone, camera and incident reports so they'll have accurate information for police and, possibly, prosecutors.

"The drivers understand their main job is to observe and report and let authorities do their job," explains Bevis.

The extra set of eyes and ears in the street is appreciated because even cops know they can't be everywhere, all the time.

"The old adage is 'where's a cop when you you need one?' Now it will be where's a cop or DGS or Waste Management when you need one," says Albany Police Chief Steve Krokoff.

"Waste Watch" is free to municipalities and the Capital Region is the first area in New York state to benefit from the program.
 
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MuscleHead
Sep 9, 2010
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Are they gonna pay the waste management employees more money now that they have added responsibility...cuz if not that's fucked up
 
Body_Builder

Body_Builder

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Oct 18, 2010
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Are they gonna pay the waste management employees more money now that they have added responsibility...cuz if not that's fucked up
Ya, suprised the waste management workers didn't tell them shove it.
 
pux888

pux888

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Oct 1, 2010
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LE is probably letting those guys keep a percentage of the drugs they help confiscate!
 
hugerobb

hugerobb

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Sep 15, 2010
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wtf now it's just more trash they will spill on the street not paying attention to the job
 
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