Houston Neighborhood Turns To Private Security Firm For Protection At Half Cost: Crime Rates Fall

The Houston neighborhood of Sharpstown relies on S.E.A.L. Security Texas to help keep crime in check. The Sharpstown civic association says it is saving about $200K per year after making the switch away from regular police and the area is safer for it.


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  • http://texnat.org/ Texas Chris

    And no traffic tickets.


    • Another Guest

      And no harassing trafic stops!

  • Jason

    The best part is they are accountable to the people of the neighborhood. If they do a lousy job, they will be fired. Simple as that.

  • Snowdog

    I used to live in Houston. Civic Associations, as opposed to Homeowners Associations, are voluntarily funded. There is no penalty for refusing the pay the fees; yet they still have the money for this.

  • Naga Din

    There’s nothing new about this tactic. In the 1970’s and 1980’s, The Nation of Islam formed a security group that patrolled the high crime Black neighborhoods in Chicago at no cost to the city. Crime decreased 90% in those areas. Suddenly, the Chicago Police began to molest the members of the teams because they were “mostly Muslims”.

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