CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1999
The City Council late Tuesday approved an Azusa Police Department plan to reduce its budget by hiring a private firm to handle jail services. At present, the city employs five civilian jailers to run the facility, which houses suspects before they are sent to the county jail. "It is matter of trying to save some money," said Azusa Councilman Dick Stanford. Wackenhut Corp.
March 9, 2002 |
Danish security and rescue company Group 4 Falck said it would buy Wackenhut Corp., the largest security company in the U.S., for $573 million in cash to tap a growing market in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks. With the deal, Falck's first entry into the $14-billion U.S. security market, the company would challenge its Nordic rival Securitas' leading market position and could follow with more acquisitions. Falck posted sales of $2.5billion in 2001, compared with Securitas' $5.9 billion.
October 19, 1994 |
Prisons are a growth industry in California, so some entrepreneurs are hoping that the state will turn increasingly to privately owned and operated prisons as a way to shave costs. The Department of Corrections is unlikely to turn over control of maximum-security prisons anytime soon, and officials say private prisons will remain only a limited player as the $3-billion-a-year state prison system expands.
July 24, 1992 |
A draft congressional committee report concludes that the operator of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline may have broken federal and state laws when it ordered a 1990 covert sting operation aimed at silencing environmental whistle-blowers and gathering damaging information on Rep. George Miller (D-Martinez). The draft report, prepared for the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs and released Thursday, recommends that the U.S.
December 21, 1993 |
The consortium of oil companies that operates the trans-Alaska pipeline said Monday that it settled a lawsuit by a critic who accused the company of improperly spying on him. Terms weren't disclosed. The suit against Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. was brought by Charles Hamel, a retired Virginia oil tanker broker, over the conduct of private investigators that Alyeska hired in 1990.
September 10, 1986 |
Wackenhut Corp. announced Tuesday the creation of an anti-terrorism division headed by former agents of the FBI, CIA and State Department. The director of the new division said it will not provide "rent-a-commandos" but will provide training on how to survive a terrorist attack. The anti-terrorism and crisis management division will be for hire to advise corporations or governments, said Richard R. Wackenhut, president of the international security firm.