Security Hired to Patrol Pierce Field

The budget commission approved a request from the Parks and Recreation Department to hire a temporary security guard.

The budget commission approved a request from Parks and Recreation Department administrators to hire a temporary security guard to curb vandalism at .

According to Alba Curti, director of the department, a seasonal employee is needed to turn on field lights so patrons who paid for permits can use the field at night. The Little League season will soon begin. 

In addition to facilitating local sports organizations, an employee is also needed to patrol the grounds as suspected youths have been breaking into restrooms at night and spraying graffiti. 

Mayor Bruce Rogers said these issues have been plaguing the field multi-million dollar complex for "too long." 

Kevin Oliver April 11, 2012 at 03:23 PM
I hope they catch a kid and nail him/her for all the vandalism....
Citizen27 April 11, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Is pierce field public property? if it is shouldn't it be being patrolled by local law enforcement?
S April 12, 2012 at 03:10 AM
of course it should be however this city and police force are useless and good at it
Kevin Oliver April 12, 2012 at 12:18 PM
Well I for one say that if they have to hire a private security company to patrol the fields then do it. There are enough other places the cops need to be rather then sitting there to make sure the local riff raff doesn't destroy the place. It's a damn shame that we even have this problem.... God damn kids are old enough to know better.......but to stupid to know it.
Jack April 12, 2012 at 01:35 PM
So sounds like most of you would have the police station one officer at Pierce, then complain that the police were not available somewhere else in the city for a accident, crime, etc.


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