Hard to argue against this sort of outsourcing.
Since 2013, the Richmond Police Department has been using a local nonprofit employing intellectually and developmentally disabled adults to wash its fleet of vehicles.
On Tuesday, RPD will ask Richmond City Council to approve another contract with the nonprofit, Contra Costa ARC, of no more than $25,000 for continued car-washing services through June of next year.
RPD says employing disabled folks to wash its cars has been an effective, cost-saving service. A supervisor with the nonprofit oversees workers as they wash cars on a part-time basis at RPD headquarters at 1701 Regatta Blvd.
“Their on-site car washing service provides for each vehicle to have a professional and clean appearance while minimizing the time officers would be out of service waiting for their vehicles to be washed elsewhere,” police stated in their council agenda item.