|Published:||Apr 20, 2011 5:58 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 20, 2011 2:46 PM EDT|
LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- The Lee County Sheriff's Office is teaming up with Waste Pro to fight crime in the area.
The partnership was announced Wednesday, with the unveiling of a new decal to be displayed on 135 Waste Pro vehicles that have routes in South Fort Myers, North Fort Myers and Cape Coral.
The decal reads: "Waste Pro on Patrol: We report suspicious persons and activities immediately to local law enforcement."
Along with the decals, 185 Waste Pro employees received specialized training to know what to look for when patrolling the streets.
L.C.S.O says Waste Pro workers are a great asset because they are very familiar with the assigned areas from traveling them every week, so they'll recognize when something seems out of place.
Earlier this year, a Waste Pro worker spotted two men walking down the street with a flat screen TV.
He alerted authorities, and an investigation revealed the television was stolen from a home with two children inside.
The suspects were caught.