Private security patrols on the rise in the Oakland hills

There are 1 comment on the Mar 21, 2013, Contra Costa Times story titled Private security patrols on the rise in the Oakland hills. In it, Contra Costa Times reports that:

As police resources continue to tighten throughout the city, an increasing number of neighborhoods in the hills have begun to take security into their own hands by hiring private companies to patrol their streets.

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Frank Cheli

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Mar 27, 2013
Born in S Leandro, we moved to Indianapolis and live in a suberb calles Geist; much like The Oakland hill area, removed from the core city and often neglected by Indy police. For decades this community has cntracted with a private police service, a service manned by real armed patrolmen, and it has enjoyed one of the safest environments for decades.
Increased police presence can do a lot to reduce the crime level and is well worth the extra cost. Community members have ay times complained about the cost but overall the safety quotient delivered by this protection has been well received.

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