- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) - One Seattle neighborhood is so frustrated at the lack of help from police that they’re hiring off-duty officers to fight crime.

Residents of the Whittier Heights neighborhood tell KING (https://kng5.tv/13Kce6q) police have been slow to respond to break-ins and car prowls.

They organized the Whittier Heights Patrol Association. Starting next month residents will subscribe by paying about $250 a year to a security company that dispatches off-duty Seattle police officers. The off-duty officers wear their uniforms.

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Information from: KING-TV, https://www.king5.com/


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