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    BILLINGS - The jail in Hardin has been empty for about two years, but on September 4th officials with the Two Rivers Authority, the economic development agency that paid for the facility, signed a contract with a private police firm called American Police Force to fill the jail.
    "I think it's a great situation," said Al Peterson the Vice President of Two Rivers Authority. "I have found these people to be wonderful community partners."

    The company's website states the U.S. government is their biggest client, but an Associated Press search of two comprehensive federal government contractor databases turned up no record of American Police Force.

    Several media agencies have identified inconsistencies with the company. For instance their website states they have "years of experience," but a company spokesman said the corporation was formed this February. They also list an address to a building in Washington D.C., but no one at that address has ever heard of them.

    "At this point that does not concern me." Peterson said. "I've been in contact with enough members of the A.P.F. and their representatives."

    A company spokesman who would only identify himself as Captain Michael said they have never had experience housing prisoners and the jail was not the biggest attraction in Hardin.

    "We don't really want to get into the prison business," he said. "We were actually interested more in the training center."

    While he can't specify exactly what they will be training for, the company investigates everything from missing persons to insurance fraud to cheating spouses.

    Peterson said they're excited to have a military presence in a town without a police force. A.P.F. has already put down what Captain Michael calls a "substantial amount of money."

    They'll be in Hardin next week and start filling about 250 positions, 80% of which will be hired locally.

    "We will bring the city of Hardin back on their feet," Michael said.

    Two Rivers Authority officials will present the information at a city council meeting Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. in Hardin, but they do have a signed contract and do not need council approval.
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    Their website is brand new too.. I just did a whois lookup on it.

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    • #3
      Can you say Gitmo shutdown? I would not be the least bit surprised to see a number of detainees end up in the Hardin. It would certainly explain alot of the secrecy involved....
      Originally posted by kontemplerande
      Without Germany, you would not have won World War 2.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SRT936 View Post
        Can you say Gitmo shutdown? I would not be the least bit surprised to see a number of detainees end up in the Hardin. It would certainly explain alot of the secrecy involved....
        Thats what I'm thinkin' SRT... I think it's a US Military coverup or a PSC coverup.

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        • #5
          Or this could be a scam by an overzealous security company.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mikeymedic View Post
            Or this could be a scam by an overzealous security company.
            There was a Los Angeles security company called "Global Empire Patrol" a few years back. It served parts of the San Fernando Valley. Sometimes these security companies inflate their image just a bit.
            "I'm not fluent in the language of violence, but I know enough to get around in places where it's spoken."

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            • #7
              This is extremely fishy. Everything about this story gives me a bad feeling.

              A private company can't just come into a town and declare itself the police force.

              Al Peterson, the vice president of Two Rivers Authority, needs to have his head checked. The fact that the company has provided seemingly fraudulent information about their "offices" in D.C. doesn't concern him is a real problem.

              Their vehicles with the decals that read "City of Hardin Police Department" and "Police Department" in big gold letters seem a little strange. Even stranger is that the decals disappeared the day after they were first seen.

              This "Captain Michael" fellow also struck me as rather odd not wanting to give out his last name. If this whole thing was legitimate, wouldn't you want people to get to know you as soon as possible so they would feel comfortable?

              The name of the company also has me feeling a little suspicious. "American Police Force" definitely sounds like an attempt to increase the perceived importance of what I agree is probably a security company with too much money. It's just all a little too creepy for me. It'll be interesting to see what becomes of this whole situation.

              *EDIT*
              I found a site that did some investigating into this "American Police Force". Big time scam, and it's not the first time that "Captain Michael" has done it either.

              http://cryptogon.com/?p=10995
              Last edited by ThinBlueLine05; 10-01-2009, 09:25 AM.

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              • #8
                Blackwater....nuff said.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pulicords View Post
                  There was a Los Angeles security company called "Global Empire Patrol" a few years back. It served parts of the San Fernando Valley. Sometimes these security companies inflate their image just a bit.
                  Can you elaborate?? I'm intrested....Never heard of this..

                  Did they service private property in the Valley? Or did they really consider themselves police officers in "City Area"?

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                  • #10
                    Where is the Sheriff's Office while this is going on? If you show up in my county with a fake police car, I doubt you'd make it 15 minutes before we buried ourselves up to the hilt in your backside. I don't care who they are or what they're doing, if they aren't a state peace officer or a federal agent, they're going to get acquainted with our jail.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mikeymedic View Post
                      Or this could be a scam by an overzealous security company.
                      Or just simply a scam. Their front man is an ex-con with with a history fraud.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by SOI View Post
                        Where is the Sheriff's Office while this is going on? If you show up in my county with a fake police car, I doubt you'd make it 15 minutes before we buried ourselves up to the hilt in your backside. I don't care who they are or what they're doing, if they aren't a state peace officer or a federal agent, they're going to get acquainted with our jail.
                        Thats what Im saying.. Did you look at the web site? Its obvious from the pictures that this is bullsh!! Id be stopping that SUV and asking some questions

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                        • #13
                          Not to mention that when the website was up, it was just written terribly. It's been blown open as a scam already.

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                          • #14
                            Was this story pulled from a blog. I feel like I just wasted 2 minutes of my life.
                            Due to the Juvenile bickering and annoying trolling committed by members of this forum I have started an igore list. If your name is listed below I can't see you.

                            CityCopDC, Fire Moose, Carbonfiberfoot, Damiansolomon

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by leesrt View Post
                              Was this story pulled from a blog. I feel like I just wasted 2 minutes of my life.
                              lol, d bag wanna be that needs his A-kicked

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