Broward County Police, Firefighters Moonlight as Crime Scene Cleaners
Our Broward County criminal defense lawyers recently read about firefighters and police officers around Florida who earn extra money cleaning up crime scenes. It makes sense, especially considering that the average population isn’t as comfortable with the sight of rotting flesh or flood, while police officers and firefighters routinely deal with these kinds of conditions.
Owners of Florida-based crime clean-up services say a cleanup job can pay as little as $200 or as much as $15,000. It’s a good side job, but many say there isn’t enough demand to earn a full-time living from it.
As of November, South Florida had 16 trauma-cleanup businesses liked with the Florida Department of Health. Six of those are based in Broward County and five companies are in Palm Beach County. Although health officials don’t regulate cleaning procedures, they do register companies who transported biomedical waste from crime scenes.
Source: Crime-scene cleanup: Police, firefighters do dirty job in off-duty hours, South Florida Sun Sentinel, December 13, 2010
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