Alexander attributes their success in dropping crime to more time spent on patrol by a larger force and more sensible policing.
“We do directed patrols, meaning we don’t just put an officer out there and say ‘here, go patrol.’ We look at recent crime stats, and we work off of those crime stats.” he states.
“So if we have hotspots in those areas say for that month, we focus and concentrate our efforts around those hotspots.”
He also believes that officers should spend less time filling in paperwork and more time engaging effectively for a safer community.
“On a constable patrol contract, it’s either a 70/30 or an 80/20. Meaning they say they patrol your community 70 percent of the time, [while] 30 percent of the time they use for running calls out of your area or writing reports.”
Police brutality has been off the charts nationwide for years. As police are less accountable for their actions due to being backed by a red-taped, Marxist government who encourages thug-like behavior with the imposition of arrest and ticket quotas, the ensuing antagonism with the public can only bring about a rivalry that rarely ends well for citizens and can only serve to encourage more hatred and violence amoung the public.
One apparently only has to eliminate bad policing to see a drop in crime. After NYPD told citizens to police themselves last year, summonses for low-level offenses dropped by staggering 94% and overall arrests by 66% – and with no outcry from the public about crime increase, one is left to feel the problem resides, at least in part, with the manner of policing itself.
Of course, a further incentive for employing private police is that there are less bureaucratic black holes to hide within, and there is more accountability. A claim against an officer means a claim against them personally and against the entire company, rather than against faceless government pen pushers.
In addition, companies like SEAL operate as businesses, and as such are profit driven to provide the most efficient service. It is highly inefficient to police with brute force and to incur endless lawsuits. Taxpayer dollars would simply not be available to fund them.
Thirdly, private security companies are less likely to be handed, and also less willing to receive, hordes of unwanted and outdated military equipment, as so many police departments around the country have in recent times.
The report notes that over 70 communities in Harris County now have contracts with SEAL. “They’re less expensive, better at crime prevention, they do not target citizens for revenue, and, best of all, each officer is personally accountable for his or her actions.” the report states.
“The rest of the country would do well to closely examine the success of Sharpstown’s implementation of private security.” it concludes.