More Albuquerque residents hire private security over holiday season

More Albuquerque residents hire private security over holiday season


WHEN YOU TRAVEL DURING THE HOLIDAYS, HOW DO YOU KNOW YOUR HOME IS SAFE? WITH THE CRIME PROBLEM AND THE POLICE OFFICER SHORTAGE IN ALBUQUERQUE, A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE TURNING TO PRIVATE SECURITY… NEWS 13 )S GABRIELLE BURKHART SHOWS YOU IN TONIGHT )S SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT. “…NATS music… ” SEEING CRIMES LIKE THIS HAPPEN AGAIN AND AGAIN — IS INFURIATING. “…Tom Rader/Albuquerque Resident the crime rate )s very high…” CRIMINALS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF AN OPPORTUNITY TO TARGET AN EMPTY HOME — OR PROPERTY LEFT UNATTENDED. “…Tom Rader/Albuquerque Resident I think it )s probably related a lot to the drugs, so then you get property crime, burglary, robbery, armed robbery…” AND THIS TIME OF YEAR — HOMEOWNERS AREN )T ALWAYS AROUND TO KEEP AN EYE OUT. “…NATs: 10-8 four hills…” BUT THERE )S ONE GROUP THAT IS. “…Daniel Magetteri/Deputy Chief of Special Operations, IPS we patrol the city, we respond to alarm calls, we respond to calls for service for clients…” DANIEL MAGETTERI ISN )T A POLICE OFFICER. ALTHOUGH HE DID SERVE 21-YEARS WITH A-P-D. “…I retired out of the SWAT team…” HE AND OTHER RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT NOW PATROL THE CITY WITH THE PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANY “INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION AGENCY,” OR I-P-S. “…Daniel Magetteri the main difference is not being sworn is that obviously we don )t have any arrest authority or anything like that, we have the same powers as any private citizen in the city…” HE DOES HAVE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING AND YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WITH P-D. NOW AS A LEVEL-THREE SECURITY OFFICER – MAGETTERI (IS ARMED AND ON ALERT. “…we fall under the same laws as everybody else…” “…and that is the ability to protect ourselves, or anybody else from great bodily injury and or death…” JUST LAST MONTH – MAGETTERI WAS FIRST ON SCENE RESPONDING TO AN ALARM WHEN A MAN WAS BREAKING INTO CARS AT CAR CRAFTERS. DASH CAM VIDEO SHOWS HIM SPOT THE SUSPECT WHO INITIALLY TRIED TO RUN. MAGETTERI GETS HIM IN HANDCUFFS UNTIL A-P-D SHOWS UP A SHORT TIME LATER FOR THE ARREST. “…Daniel Magetteri right now our contribution to the community of Albuquerque is filling that gap you know, helping the police by responding to these alarm calls…” AND THIS HOLIDAY SEASON — BUSINESS HAS REALLY PICKED UP. WITH A POLICE OFFICER SHORTAGE IN ALBUQUERQUE — IT TURNS OUT MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE HIRING PRIVATE SECURITY TEAMS TO WATCH OUT FOR THEIR HOMES. FOUR HILLS RESIDENT TOM RADER – IS ONE OF THEM. “…Tom Rader/Albuquerque Resident it )s unfortunate that you have to subscribe to something like a private security service but it )s reality and it )s nice to have that option…” “…Daniel Magetteri this time of year the holidays – the amount of vacation checks that we do more than double…” FOR I-P-S, THAT MEANS MORE NEIGHBORHOOD PATROLS… CHECKING IN ON HOMES WHEN PEOPLE ARE OUT OF TOWN… EVEN PICKING UP PACKAGES SO THE THIEVES AREN )T TEMPTED. “…Daniel Magetteri UPS and fedex been up here today? other officer: Yeah, mainly UPS…” ALBUQUERQUE POLICE OFFICER SIMON DROBIK SAYS APD APPRECIATES THE EXTRA EYES AND EARS IN THE COMMUNITY. “…Officer Simon Drobik/Albuquerque Police Dept. I think it )s just a need. I mean the security officers are filling a need and filling in the gaps…” “…we )re thankful that they )re out there, they )re filling that void that we can )t fill…” ADDING MORE OFFICERS TO A-P-D IS SOMETHING THE NEW MAYOR VOWS HE )S WORKING ON. BUT FOR PEOPLE LIKE RADER — HIRING PRIVATE SECURITY GIVES HIM PEACE OF MIND. HE )S CALLED I-P-S TWICE …. AND BOTH TIMES HE SAYS THE RESPONSE WAS QUICK. “…Tom Rader/Albuquerque Resident really a comfort to know that someone had my back…” AND WANTING TO FEELING SAFE IN YOUR OWN HOME — IS SOMETHING ALL OF US CAN RELATE TO. ON SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT, GABRIELLE BURKHART, KRQE NEWS 13. WHILE SECURITY OFFICERS CANNOT ARREST ANYONE… AS YOU SAW IN THE VIDEO AT CAR CRAFTERS – THEY (CAN DETAIN SOMEONE FOR POLICE IF THEY CATCH THEM COMMITTING A CRIME. YOU CAN SEE THAT FULL SECURITY VIDEO – JUST GO TO “ALWAYS ON KRQE- DOT-COM.” ADLIB TOSS TO WEATHER

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6 Replies to “More Albuquerque residents hire private security over holiday season”

  1. why are they tellin all of burque these security guys cant arrest people? Basically just made em look like they canr do shit.

  2. THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH PRIVATE SECURITY AS LONG AS THERE WELL TRAINED WORKING HAND AND HAND WITH POLICE IS A GOOD THING.

  3. Police shortage good
    The guys and gals in the blue family have gotten tired of the false narrative put out there.
    Absolutely great to hear that’s cause and effect now people will continue to see the value in those brave men and women but until then reap your reward

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