|WCSO Litter Control Unit uses female trustees|
The WCSO Litter Control Unit was made up of three female trustees Friday, Feb. 1 for the first time ever. Half of the six person crew was female and the rest was male. The males worked one side of U.S. Highway 98 and the females worked the other side.
Sheriff Charlie Creel said he hopes to get more female trustees on the work detail as inmates become eligible to be on the litter crew.
Statistically, the WCSO Litter Control Unit picked up 213,680 pounds of trash in 2012 on county roads. Since Jan. 18, 2013 when the WCSO got the state road little control contract back, the unit has picked up 5,765 pounds of trash on state roads. The total litter pickup number for January 2013 was 9,020 pounds.
The male and the female trustees are kept separated during transport and while working on the roads. The crew is under the leadership of Deputy Katie Deal.