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San Francisco residents don't 'feel safe,' turn to private security amid crime spree

Added 10-25-21 02:17:02pm EST - “With crime spiraling out of control in their city, residents of San Francisco's Marina District have turned to private security to patrol the streets and protect their families, with some saying they don't feel safe in their own neighborhoods."We…” - Theblaze.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theblaze.com: “San Francisco residents don't 'feel safe,' turn to private security amid crime spree”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

With crime spiraling out of control in their city, residents of San Francisco's Marina District have turned to private security to patrol the streets and protect their families, with some saying they don't feel safe in their own neighborhoods.

"We don't feel safe in our neighborhood," resident Kate Lyons told KPIX-TV. "And we have an alarm, we have cameras on our property, but we want the extra security of having someone have eyes on our place."

Lyons and 150 other residents in the Marina District have hired the services of patrol special officer Alan Byard, who provides a measure of added security by patrolling the streets amid a surge in car break-ins and home burglaries.

"It's a nice area down here, people are afraid of what's been going on," Byard told KPIX. "They want a safe place to raise their kids. In the last year, I've had 10 of my clients move out of the city."

According to the news station, patrol special officers are private patrolmen overseen by the police commission.

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