Monday, 07 October 2019 09:49

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.

Read 1365 times Last modified on Tuesday, 16 February 2021 13:30
Nate

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

Email:
natecovington (at) protonmail (dot) com

Comments (1)

This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

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.

Jerry Dolan
There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

  1. Posting comment as a guest. Sign up or login to your account.
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location

Latest Comments

Scott Shaller posted a comment in Bender Electric
Looking for someone to install a transfer switch For my generator. And a price
Jerry D posted a comment in Did we save money by regionalizing police?
Thank you for the follow up on this issue Nate. Of course this begs the question what are the crime ...
Katie Moser posted a comment in Home Invasion on 10/18 - Grange Road in Paradise
The road sign at Spruce Cabin Rd. andPreacher Hill Rd.has been knocked down and is laying on the gro...

Are you ready?

ready-logo
ready.gov

Prepare for a disaster in 3 easy steps:
In an emergency, knowing what to do is your best defense. Start now by learning the risks, making an emergency plan and getting involved to help others.
[Read More at ReadyPA.org]

You may also be interested in joining our Local Community Watch


Are you drinking clean water?
If you're not sure, get your water tested by a local, accredited lab.

 

Call for Donations

We rely on donations to keep this site ad-free. Will you give today?

Support Local Businesses!

  • Ross and Ross Nursery
  • Broken Willow Winery
    Broken Willow Winery PS* if you're in the Barrett Township, Pa area, contact us for local delivery. Source:facebook.com/pg/brokenwillowwinery   https://start.cortera.com/company/research/m1n1nvs7n/broken-willow-winery/
  • Buck Hill Golf Club
    Buck Hill Golf Club Great new rates - 27 holes - Donald Ross designed - Individual, Couple, Family, Junior, and Corporate Memberships (with or without carts)
  • Lewis's Supermarket
    Lewis's Supermarket Store Hours: Monday - Thursday & Saturday 8am - 7pm. Friday 8am - 8pm. Sunday 8am - 2pm

Latest

  • Concert in the Park – July 6, 2021
    Concert in the Park – July 6, 2021 Date: July 6, 2021Time: 4:30pmLocation: Old Barrett Elementary School The Rotary of the Pocono Mountains invites you to enjoy their most most anticipated event, the…
  • Pickleball
    Pickleball To the Editor: I’m looking for local residents interested in playing Pickleball. I play in Florida and would like to meet local individuals interested in…
  • Wolf Administration Previews 2021 Construction Season in East Central Region
    Highlight:"Notable projects that are expected to begin this year include ... Replacement of Route 447 Bridge over Goose Pond Run in Barrett Township, Monroe County,…
  • Poe and Raven Gallery
    Poe and Raven Gallery Poe And Raven Gallery will hold its grand opening on Sunday and Monday, May 30 and 31st from 1 to 5 PM. Stop by and…