FAIRFAX, Va. (Feb. 4, 2016) – Republic Services is teaming up with the Fairfax County Police Department and the Loudoun County Police Department on a new community watch program. The program involves training Republic collection drivers in northern Virginia to identify and report suspicious activity, as well as response protocols when someone is in need of assistance.
“We are dedicated to being a good neighbor in the communities in which we live and work,” said Drew Isenhour, area president with Republic Services. “We are proud to work with the local authorities to help deter crime, to protect our employees and keep our communities safe.”
Republic collection drivers, dispatch operators and team supervisors have been trained in recent weeks by local law enforcement to observe and report any suspicious activity, traffic accidents or other emergency situations. In the event that Republic personnel identify suspicious behavior, they will utilize their existing two-way radio communications systems to alert dispatch of any unusual circumstances. Republic dispatch personnel will then communicate with the appropriate authorities.
“The local Republic drivers are in our communities every day. They see what might need police assistance,” said MPO R. Wayne Twombly, crime prevention officer with the Fair Oaks District Station. “We want them to report what they see. They are an asset to every community.”
Republic Services of Fairfax employs 270 employees who are proud to serve more than 125,000 residential and 5,000 commercial customers throughout northern Virginia.
About Republic Services
Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste. Through its subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make proper waste disposal effortless for their commercial, industrial, municipal, residential and oilfield customers. We’ll handle it from here.TM, the brand’s tagline, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue PlanetTM for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world.
Jennifer Mitchell Eldridge