Crime App Citizen Is Testing On-Demand Security Force
The product, described as “security response” in internal emails, would have Citizen send a car with private security forces to an app user, according to the former employee. A private security company working with Citizen would provide the response staff, the former employee added. A second Citizen source confirmed this description of the service.
Citizen has been actively testing the program, with what the company describes as quick response times and instant communication between Citizen and security partners, according to the emails.
邮件中还提到了洛杉矶职业安全公司(Los Angeles Professional Security)的名字。上周五，Motherboard报道称，洛杉矶职业安全与一辆在洛杉矶行驶的公民品牌汽车有关。一位市民发言人告诉Motherboard，这辆车是一个试点项目的一部分，但拒绝透露该项目的具体内容。在其网站上，洛杉矶职业保安公司将自己描述为“订阅执法服务”。内部邮件称，该公司是“一个额外的回应合作伙伴”。
The email also names LAPS, or Los Angeles Professional Security. On Friday, Motherboard reported that Los Angeles Professional Security is linked to a Citizen-branded vehicle driving around Los Angeles. A Citizen spokesperson told Motherboard that the vehicle is part of a pilot program but declined to say exactly what that program consisted of. On its website, Los Angeles Professional Security describes itself as a “subscription law enforcement service.” The internal Citizen email says the company is “an additional response partner.”
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