City of Miramar trash haulers are joining the fight against crime, as Miramar Police department launches a new neighborhood watch program with local disposal company, Waste Pro.
The company will share footage collected from cameras installed on their trucks, while employees are charged with reporting suspect behavior to authorities.
Seventeen trucks operate in the city, making over 500,000 runs a month to over 31,000 homes. Approximately 40 percent of the drivers have been with the company since it started service in Broward in 2009 and the rest have at least two years experience driving in Miramar, said Kenneth Rivera, Waste Pro’s Director of Government Affairs.
According to statistics provided by the police department, the number of home burglaries in the city has decreased since 2013, when there were 963 incidents. Last year there were 620 incidents, and this year, through the end of Oct., there have been 269 incidents. Cities traditionally experience spikes in home burglaries during the holiday season.