A $330 million casino is opening just outside of Albany, NY and is expected to have a private security force of roughly 75 personnel working with local fire department and law enforcement agencies to deter crime and prioritize safety for patrons. Security staff will have the power to make a citizen's arrest if they are witnessing a crime. Local fire department agencies have already familiarized themselves with the layout, and the city's police chief has assured residents that while extra patrols would be conducted at the casinos, no police presence would be shortened around the city. The article provides yet another example of local law enforcement remaining active, but allowing private security agents to handle a large area and handle safety within their own means.


Source: Paul Nelson