Monday, 07 October 2019 13:49

Idea: Barrett Banks - Shared Security Guard

Due to the fact that all three banks in Mountainhome have been robbed since 2015, after the Barrett Police department disbanded, I wanted to share an idea that I heard:

The three banks should share the cost of an armed security guard. They would patrol the section of Route 390 where First Keystone, NBT, and ESSA are situated along a 0.8 mile stretch of road.

The armed guard would always be less than a mile away during business hours.

This private security guard could communicate with each of the three banks' employees via 2-way radio, SMS, phone, or other means.

Further, there is a potential for "us" as a township to save some money on police coverage, since we are essentially hiring our own, private security firm, which may reduce the number of hours that Regional Police need to spend in our area.

Disclaimer: The ideas expressed above are the personal thoughts and opinions of Nate Covington and do not necessarily reflect the position of Barrett Township or the Board of Auditors.

Last modified on Thursday, 17 October 2019 13:16
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Disclaimer: The ideas expressed below are the personal thoughts and opinions of Nate Covington and do not necessarily reflect the position of Barrett Township or the Board of Auditors.

 

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0 #1 Jerry Dolan 2019-10-08 18:06
Interesting idea. I'm not clear on who would pay for this, the banks or the community? I don't think we should compromise the amount of Regional Police hours in the area under any circumstances.
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