Growing Dallas-Based Ride Share Service Employs Police as Drivers

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By Kevin Cokely, NBC 5 – DFW

A Dallas-based ride share service that employs only off-duty or retired police officers as drivers is expanding.

“It offers a great service to people, and that’s what I’ve pretty much done my whole life is serving the public,” said Tim Atkins, a retired police officer and firefighter who now drives for Bubbl.

The company started in August 2016 and now employs 60 drivers, each of whom must each pass rigorous background checks.

“They still feel that they’re providing some type of service back to the community,” said Bubbl’s Mike Mendez, a retired Dallas police detective. “Plus, they feel that they’re providing security to whoever they have in their cars.”

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