Sandy Springs Police is not wasting its resources to fight crime.
The department recently announced it is collaborating with Waste Management in a crime prevention program. The garbage collection agency, which operates 17 to 20 service routes in Sandy Springs, has offered to train its drivers to look out for suspicious activity.
If a Waste Management employee catches a criminal in action, the workers are told to call 911.
“This will give up a rolling fleet of eyes and ears,” said Senior Officer Larry Jacobs, crime prevention specialist for the department. “We want to maximize on this opportunity. One call could easily result in a significant number of cleared burglary and theft cases.”
If a call leads to an arrest, both Waste Management and the Sandy Springs City Council will honor the driver.