The Polk County Sheriff's Office and Keep Polk County Beautiful have implemented a "Graffiti Hurts" pilot program to address graffiti issues facing Polk County businesses.
The program consists of an agreement between local businesses, PCSO, Keep Polk Beautiful, and Sherwin-Williams Diversified Brands, Inc., a producer of the Krylon brand of aerosol spray paint. Each entity agrees to the terms of the program, which are:
Prompt graffiti removal, preferably within 24 hours of its appearance, demonstrates to vandals that graffiti will not be tolerated. With continuous and complete removal, vandals understand that they are wasting their time and materials at the site and will not seek out another location.
Sheriff's Office deputies have used paint
provided from Polk County Solid Waste for quite some time in graffiti
abatement projects. Use of this paint offers multiple financial
benefits. It is free, and, when re-used, it doesn't have to be disposed
of as hazardous waste at the Landfill, which saves taxpayers' dollars.
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