Quantcast

Chicago Neighborhood Hires Private Security Firm to Combat Rising Crime

'There are similar patrol programs in place in nearby neighborhoods... '

A Chicago neighborhood hired a private security firm to combat rising crime in the city, according to Fox-32.

The Bucktown Neighbors Association said in a letter to the community that it intended to hire an “armed guard” from P4 Security Solutions to monitor a portion of the neighborhood in a marked vehicle “for 8 to 10 hours a day.”

“To help deter the rash of crime in Bucktown, neighbors between Winchester and Paulina are organizing a private security patrol,” the letter states. “There are similar patrol programs in place in nearby neighborhoods. Our program is being coordinated by the newly established non-profit, the Bucktown Neighbors Association.”

Residents were also asked to contribute toward a $190,000 per year fee for the security service.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

The armed guard will “not have arrest powers or jurisdiction to make an arrest,” but he would be able to “interject” in potentially dangerous situations if a resident’s “life is in imminent danger,” the neighborhood explained.

In Chicago’s 14th district, which includes the Bucktown neighborhood, carjackings and gun violence have increased significantly. 

Other parts of the city have also become the target of crime. Chicago police had to consider shutting down the city’s central business district entirely to stop the looting and violence that has ransacked downtown.

“They are trying to prevent the chaos and commotion in the heart of downtown,” a local news outlet reported. “Police arrested 21 young people, and several police officers and others were hurt in a melee that spilled over from parks into streets and intersections.”

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot, however, does not seem too worried about the rise in crime, insisting that retailers are responsible for their own security.

“We also got to push retailers,” she said earlier this month. “Some of the retailers downtown and [on] Michigan Avenue, I will tell you, I’m disappointed that they are not doing more to take safety and make it a priority.”

Copyright 2022. No part of this site may be reproduced in whole or in part in any manner without the permission of the copyright owner. To inquire about licensing content, use the contact form at https://headlineusa.com/advertising.
- Advertisement -

TRENDING NOW

Dunleavy Pledges to Work For Alaskans Despite Leftist Media’s Murkowski Distractions

(Headline USA) Alaska Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy said he doesn't see his acceptance of former President Donald Trump's endorsement as hurting his relationship with...

UPDATE: Manchin Reveals Nick Saban Opposed Ending Filibuster After All

UPDATE (1/21/22, 10:30 am): Sen. Joe Manchin tweeted the full text of the letter from West Virginia graduates including Nick Saban. He revealed...

Following Filibuster Failure, Race-Hustling Leftists Pounce on McConnell ‘Gaffe’

(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) Race-hustling leftists seized on the intentional misinterpretation of a remark by Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to wage a petty and...

Tenn. Republican Introduces Self-Defense Bill In Honor of Kyle Rittenhouse

(Headline USA)  A Tennessee Republican introduced a self-defense bill this week in honor of Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old who was found not guilty last...

M&M Characters to Become More ‘Inclusive’

(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Mars Inc. has announced that their M&M's characters are being redesigned to be more "inclusive" and have more "nuanced personalities," proving...

Family of Marine Killed in Afghanistan Sues Alec Baldwin For Defamation

(Headline USA) The sister of a Marine killed during the military withdrawal from Afghanistan filed a defamation lawsuit against Alec Baldwin this week, alleging...

UPenn Teammate Says Transgender Lia Thomas Intentionally Lost Race to Avoid Criticism

(Headline USA) A teammate of transgender swimmer Lia Thomas suggested Thomas intentionally lost a recent race to avoid critcism and make it seem like...

CDC Admits Prior Infection Was Better Than Vaccination Against Delta

(Headline USA) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention admitted this week that prior infection protected people against the Delta variant better than vaccination. New...

Biden’s Executive Orders to Overhaul Policing to Face Instant Lawsuits

(Joshua Paladino, Headline USA) President Joe Biden plans to sign executive orders to reform policing in America after debate and compromise stalled in Congress, but...
- Advertisement -