Local law enforcement and emergency officials now have some additional help in protecting the neighborhoods of
Through this program, Waste Management drivers will act as an extra set of eyes and ears for local police, fire department and emergency services, and report any suspicious activity that they may witness during their routes.
“We are pleased to partner with Waste Management on this crime prevention program,” said Sheriff Michael Adkinson, Walton County Sheriff’s Office. “This type of neighborhood watch initiative will enhance the safety of
Through its Waste Watch program, Waste Management drivers have undergone proper training on what to look for and how to respond in the case of an emergency. Should anything occur while on their routes, drivers are instructed to pull over at the safest location and call emergency officials or their supervisor in a non-emergency situation.
Being members of the very communities they serve, Waste Management drivers are familiar with their routes and are good candidates to spot unusual activity, especially when they are trained on what to look for.
“As residents of
Waste Management and its 44 employees in