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City turns trash collectors to serve as eyes, and ears for police

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