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Detroit Chief OK with Private Security Policing Downtown

A recent security breach at the Coleman Young Municipal Center, Detroit’s City Hall, is shining a spotlight on the use of private companies to safeguard public offices in the city.

Many establishments in Detroit employ private security that looks, and sometimes acts, like police officers.

And Detroit Police Chief James Craig tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter private security can be a big help, not a hindrance, to law enforcement.

Image credit: Marissa Gawel/WDET

About the Author

Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.

qklinefelter@wdet.org  

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