Chicagoan, Dissatisfied With Police Coverage, Hires Private Patrols

by Dana Kozlov | Chicago CBS Local  |  published on September 12, 2016

A Chicago man, fed up and frustrated with what he says is the rising crime in his neighborhood, takes matters into his own pocketbook — shelling out thousands to pay for private street security.

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

Security firm owner Howard Greer, also a Chicago cop, patrols the 1100 block of North LaSalle. It’s his off-duty job, paid for by this De Mudd.

“I’ve been watching my neighborhood deteriorate over the last couple of years,” Mudd says.

Police, he says, couldn’t keep up. So, Greer and fellow off-duty officers now walk the Gold Coast pocket with guns and handcuffs — six days a week, eight hours a day.

  • Rodney Steward

    I’m sure Chiraq is well and fine, I’m sure it’s been 30 minutes since anyone has been killed!!

  • CharlieSeattle

    No crime in ChiCongo! Just ask the Mayor!

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