Ever wondered what might happen if your town got rid of its police department? Do you think anarchy would occur? Chaos? Lawlessness? Well, a Texas town did just that; they fired their police department and implemented another solution. As a result, crime went down 61%!
In 2012, the community of Sharpstown (located southwest of Houston) decided they had enough of their police force and eliminated the department. In their place, the Sharpstown Civic Association hired S.E.A.L Security Solutions, which is a private firm.
According to James Alexander, Director of Operations for SEAL, the firm has been in place just over a year and a half and has seen a tremendous reduction in crime.
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