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Tonight: Menlo Park council considers Facebook's offer to fund police officer

Original post made on Mar 4, 2014

When the new Belle Haven substation opens this spring, it may come with a larger police staff than expected for at least three years.

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Posted by Just say NO
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on Mar 4, 2014 at 3:02 pm

Facebook getting to dictate a police officer's job responsibilities? Public servants taking orders from Facebook? Crazy business. If Facebook wants security, then they can hire more Private Security officers. Facebook wants the City of Menlo Park to provide a private Police Officer and pass the costs associated with the FaceBook police officer to taxpayers in the City of Menlo Park. If there is a greater Police presence needed in the Belle Haven area or on the Facebook Campus, then Facebook is welcome to donate $$ to the City to help make that a reality. But if they want special police patrols of their business, then they should hire private security. ONE police officer is hardly the solution to the gang problems plaguing East Menlo Park. A broader solution is necessary if crime prevention and community engagement in the area is the goal. Selling out to the highest bidder - Facebook - and privatizing our police force isn't the the solution.

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