Federal Hill Businesses Looking to Hire Private Security for Commercial District


Federal Hill businesses are looking to deploy teams of private security guards around the South Baltimore neighborhood’s bars and shops by April 1 to deter crime and make residents and visitors feel safer.

Craig Stoner, president of Federal Hill Main Street, said Wednesday that the nonprofit association is seeking proposals from security firms to spend upward of $300,000 a year to send unarmed guards throughout the business district, including Light, Hanover, Montgomery and Ostend streets. He said the association is working to drum up support and financing from neighborhood associations to also cover residential areas in the historic community.



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