EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Evansville Police debuted a new tool Wednesday morning, that can remove graffiti with very little mess.
And now EPD's Crime Prevention Unit intends to start cleaning off tagged buildings across the city.
A self-contained mobile unit that can be pulled by a vehicle, all around the city. The device uses a baking soda pressure wash system, making it environmentally friendly, but strong enough to work on almost any surface.
The idea for the device and purchasing the system was really a team effort, according to Officer Nick Sandullo.
No federal funds went into the purchase of the device.
It was paid for with money city officials had left from a nearby parking lot project, according to Kelly Coures, the Director of Metropolitan Development.
If you see graffiti on buildings where you live, you're encouraged to leave a tip for the Crime Prevention Unit at 812-435-6035.
Officers will filter through those tips, and develop a list of high-priority spots to clean up.
According to EPD officer Nick Sandullo, graffiti involving curse words and vulgar terms will be cleaned up first.
The Louisville Police Department has a similar device but charges city residents to use it. Evansville Police say they will not be charging fees.