Patrol Specials are ready to take the bus

The Gold Rush-era Patrol Special police force offered its services to Muni Monday in an open letter to city officials.

The group of hired officers, which has found itself under the microscope of The City’s Police Commission, says its services are available to “help San Francisco respond to the current series of criminal attacks on our public MUNI buses, in order to quickly restore calm and prevent further attacks.”

Patrol Special Jane Warner’s argument supporting the hiring of these special officers is extensive, but maybe the soundest point comes from the cost savings. 

“We provide protection at less than half the rate ($48/hr.) of overtime public policing services in the off-duty officer program (an effective rate of $109/hr. with a 22% administrative charge levied in addition thereto).”

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