Armed Security Guards to Patrol State Street on Weekends – NBC Chicago
- March 23, 2018
- Posted by: Moise Louissaint
- Category: Security Guard News
Armed security guards will begin patrolling one of the most popular shopping areas in downtown Chicago. NBC 5’s Sandra Torres reports.
(Published Thursday, March 1, 2018)
On Fridays, guards will patrol from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6:30-10:30 p.m. They will also be on patrol between 2 and 10 p.m. on Saturdays, with hours increasing in May.
“This is in response to Alderman (Brendan) Reilly’s request and our businesses’ requests for faster response times from police,” CLA President Michael Edwards said. “The security guards program is to assist our ambassadors and the police in making experiences on State Street and in the Loop even safer and more enjoyable.”
Ald. Reilly, who represents the 42nd Ward in Chicago, expressed support for the plan, saying that he is “grateful” to the CLA for making the decision.