by Nadra Enzi, Contributing Writer
I’m a huge fan of the private security industry. It fills a broad safety space between public and police roles. It should be legislatively-granted powers to fill this space even more, as the British have done. My experience includes security professional service in event, retail and fugitive recovery roles. Advocacy background spans neighborhood watch; publicizing policy recommendations and being a citizen on patrol.
UrbanSafetyism doesn’t seek competition with the private security industry. Ironically, it awakens the “safetyist,” or de facto security person, within urban stakeholders.
Actively creating safety together as partners, not with me as sole safety provider, is the goal. Low resources and high crime should spur urban stakeholders toward safety creation much faster than peers who can easily purchase it. Safety on the installment plan, hiring private security; private police or off-duty law enforcement, is a great way to create safety.
UrbanSafetyism engages hostages in occupied territory to transition beyond screaming for safety creation. In captive communities, lasting stability first comes from stakeholders. Otherwise, they purchase safety on the installment plan, meaning not buying much in this stagnant non-economy.
Let’s create safety together, within our comfort zones and individual budgets!
Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, Your UrbanSafetyist, in New Orleans. @nadraenzi on twitter. UrbanSafetyism blog http://www.urbansafetyism.blogspot.com