Lawyer Says Sheriff’s Office Could Raise Revenue by Selling Him Ad Space on Cop Cars
Posted Jul 5, 2012 8:45 AM CST
By Debra Cassens Weiss
A Florida criminal defense lawyer is touting an idea to help beef up government revenue in Jacksonville, Fla.
Lawyer Randy Reep would like to buy ads for his legal services to be placed on police cars used by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s office, the Jacksonville Times-Union reports. He says the ads could be placed on the trunk or the fender or even in the back seat.
"You want to find people when they are in need of your services," Reep tells the newspaper. The story says other cities are selling ads on police cars or are proposing the idea.
Jacksonville, apparently, won’t be one of them. Lauri-Ellen Smith, the special assistant to the sheriff, told the newspaper the idea won’t be pursued.