Sanitation Workers: The First Line of Community Protection & Crime Prevention – Article Feature from

Sanitation Workers helping law enforcement and first responders - - John Arwood - Waste and Recycling Workers Week

Sanitation Workers Watching Out For Safety

In a recent article posted on, John Arwood’s personal website, he highlighted several ways sanitation workers could partner with local first responders and law enforcement to help protect their communities.

As the safest communities have learned, partnerships between law enforcement officers and the public in crime prevention are the most effective ways of stopping criminals. Who better to help prevent crime than our very own sanitation workers? They are the workforce who are already in our neighborhoods and communities every day keeping us safe and clean. Garbage men provide extra eyes for police officers and know when something’s out of the ordinary. – John Arwood

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