MEQUON — Business owner Dan Harley, who was born and raised in Mequon, is using his company's disinfecting services to try and keep police officers safe amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Harley owns AdvantaClean of Badgerland, and he and his team are spending their day on Monday and Tuesday cleaning patrol cars at the Mequon Police Department.
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Until Monday, Police Captain John Hoell said officers had been using regular household cleaning products to try and protect themselves and others from the spread of the coronavirus. He said the deep-clean being preformed by AdvantaClean of Badgerland will help provide peace of mind.
"This could save the life of one of our officers, or the public, to stop the virus from the spread," said Hoell.
Harley said he volunteered his services to help first responders because they've been doing so much to protect the community and he knows officers often come in contact with people they're unfamiliar with.
"If you think about it, a police officer spends 8,10, 12 hours in their vehicle in any given day. That would be like you or I spending time in our office," said Harley.
Nearly the entire fleet, 18 cars in total, will be cleaned. Harley said his team will be using a special anti-microbial fog that "kills anything that's on the surfaces in the vehicle," and preforming a deep vacuums and detailed wipe downs of "high-touch" areas to clean the cars.
Captain Hoell said the deep clean will help officers stay focused on the essential role of servicing and protecting the community amid this health pandemic.