Stop the Illegal Dumping!

Stop the Illegal Dumping!

It is essential to stop the illegal dumping.

Unmanaged waste is polluting our environment and causing illness in both humans and animals.  Illegal dump sites contain many items when weathered and broken down through time that emit toxins into the environment.  These toxins end up in water sources, including drinking water.

Plastic is a common article found in unauthorized dump sites.  With good cause, 76% of the respondents in a 2022 survey expressed concern about how plastic waste impacts the water quality .

To stop the illegal dumping in the community, it is important to have and support an Illegal Dumping Program.

Make sure you have staff that is trained and dedicated to stopping illegal dumping.

  • Does the staff have the authority to:
    • Educate the public?
    • Respond to complaints?
    • Investigate complaints?
    • Prosecute when needed?
  • Has your department been educating the community about illegal dumping:
    • Causing disease?
    • Inviting crime?
    • Polluting the soil and drinking water?
    • Fines that will incur?
    • Hot lines?
  • Does your department have Illegal Dumping Cameras specifically designed to provide:
    • Prosecutable images that can identify a tattoo and items being dumped?
    • License plates within complete darkness?
    • Portability to be moved with the dump sites?
    • Confidence to present evidence in court – images that cannot be not tampered with?
    • Vandal resistant?
    • Ability to be placed in remote areas with no electricity or internet?

Stop the Illegal Dumping.

 

 

Deterring Park Vandalism

Strategies – Deterring Park Vandalism

 

It is important to look at the strategies in deterring park vandalism.

Park Vandalism rears its ugly head in most parks throughout the nation, but it is a problem that should never be ignored.  If park vandalism is ignored, the small nuisance crimes turn into serious violent crimes.  The surrounding community knows if park vandalism is not dealt with immediately, the park becomes unsafe and undesirable.

Even if the smallest vandalism occurs because of youth and the vandalism is not immediately cleaned up and stopped, the vandalism escalates.  When the park vandalism is obvious, the unkept and neglected park invites gang and drug activity because the visitors are staying away, and the park has become secluded.  A neglected park is the perfect hangout for homelessness and gang activity.

To preserve the park and keep it inviting to the community, the park must be maintained and not present any type of vandalism, such as graffiti, broken bathrooms, or broken playground equipment.

Unfortunately, the traditional methods are not deterring offenders from vandalizing, whether it is youth or gangs.  Even traditional surveillance is not stopping vandalism.  Therefore, park administrators and rangers must think of better strategies.

Behavior modification is the key to stopping the offender in the middle of performing an act of vandalism.  Get the delinquent to think about what they are doing.  Get them to know they are being watched.  And make sure images captured will prosecute if needed.  This means the security in place can present evidence the court will not reject. The evidence must provide confidence to the court that there was no possible tampering with the images and the images are clear enough to identify a face, tattoo, or birth mark.

To stop vandalism from occurring in the first place, saving the expense of clean up and repair, is the best strategy.  To stop park vandalism, use Park Vandalism Cameras, specifically designed to deter vandalism through behavior modification.

Look at your strategies- are you deterring park vandalism?

 

 

Strategies for Illegal Dumping

Strategies for Illegal Dumping

Every city is looking for new strategies to stop illegal dumping.

Illegal dumping is everywhere and causing our environment to be ill with toxic waste and eroding plastics. Even with the best intentions, cities are fighting a battle that seems endless.  And to make things worse the cost of this battle is astronomical.  Cincinnati alone is spending between 3 to 4 million to combat this fierce problem.

Each city is working hard to budget fighting illegal dumping, but resources are limited.  Strategizing and looking outside the box is essential.  Traditional surveillance will not stop illegal dumping. As most surveillance videos cannot provide the evidence needed to prosecute.  It is important to note the burden of proof lies in the evidence.  And if a defense attorney can lay down a reasonable doubt because there is a chance the evidence is not clear, tainted, or unreliable, then the offender walks away to pollute again.  Unfortunately, traditional surveillance has gaps that make them not clear, a possibility of tampering with, and unreliable.

Therefore, bring the minds to the table and strategize using tools that provide your Illegal Dumping Team with the success it needs.

A Successful Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program will have at its resource Illegal Dumping Enforcement Cameras that are specifically designed for an Illegal Dumping Program.

Strategize and stop illegal dumping!

 

 

 

 

 

Proactive Park Vandalism Program

Proactive Park Vandalism Program

What is a Proactive Park Vandalism Program?

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, proactive is “acting in anticipation of future problems, needs or changes.”

Therefore, the first step is to think about the park vandalism problem and what needs to change to stop the problem.

A successful Proactive Park Vandalism Program will include looking at the source of the offending party.  Are the offenders, youth, acting out because of peer pressure or anger at authorities?  Or is the problem of a more serious nature such as gangs bringing in drug and violent activity to the park?

Another question to ask is what are the targets and why?  Is it the bathrooms, the pavilions, the concession stands, or playground equipment?  Most likely, the suffering objects are in remote areas, where there is less human traffic.  The ideal place to commit a crime and not be caught.

Park Directors and Rangers have too much on their plates to deal with these nuisance crimes, but in order to keep the park safe and appetizing to the community the problem cannot be ignored.

Traditional surveillance is not proactive, because it cannot get in front of the crime and stop it.  Even if the cameras can be wired in with electricity and internet in these remote off the beaten track path, it will be costly and not effective.  Traditional surveillance records the misconduct, but does not stop it, and in most cases the images are not  suitable to be used as evidence in court.

A well thought out Proactive Park Vandalism Program uses Park Vandalism Crime Deterrent Systems which are not traditional, because they are designed specifically to stop park vandalism before it happens, and can be placed in remote areas without a need for electricity or internet connection.  The systems also provide prosecutable evidence when needed to convict in a court of law.

Be proactive and stop park vandalism!