Private Security Firms on the Rise, Replacing Local Police

In 2012, the township of Sharpstown, Texas fired its police force and hired SEAL, a private security firm, to patrol the town. As you would expect, the town is now a hotbed of crony corruption, the private police are costing citizens an arm and a leg, and the crime rate has shot through the roof. Or not: Not only has SEAL been more successful at preventing crime in Sharpstown than traditional law enforcement [crime has dropped 61% in Sharpstown], they are cheaper. Sharpstown is saving $200,000 Read more […]