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12 November 2008

Private Police Corporation

Within 24 hours, I read four blogpost expressing their disappointment against malaysian government police:
1) Victim Report not Being Treated in a Professional Manner [link - Juan's Blog Head]
2) Streets Lurked with Snatched Thieves [link - chankelwin]
3) Corrupted Personnel vs Anti Corruption Citizen [link - humblerboy]
4) Arrogant Police with PMS [link - benjicajess]

I've heard of bloggers complaining about police, but I've yet to read a blogpost praising the job well done by Malaysian Police. Indeed malaysian streets are not safe. Is the system within Malaysian police greatly flawed?

Could there be a better way to quell all these problems?
Perhaps there is. Regardless of any great ideas out there, I came out with a radical one.

Privatize Police Corporations into Profit Companies
Privatization has a couple of advantages.
1) Cost Efficient (Most companies aim to reduce operating cost)
2) Risk Displacement (Risk would be transfered from government to private enterprises)
3) Reduce Government workload (Privatization allows a certain area to break off from the government. With one area eliminated, the government can direct their money in other areas such as health, education)
4) Fast Response time (Private companies are more responsive to customer complaints and suggestions)
5) Flexible (Private Companies could allocate their effort in a higher priority department with ease)

Privatization sounds like a good idea but how are they gonna operate considering they consume heaps of resources. Not to mention they have to generate profit for business owners.

Within an hour, here are some money making ideas I can think of:
1) Advertisement
When victims come to report a crime, the police could take their statement and later offer services which can help alleviate the victim's grieve. It can be counseling sessions, hospital recommendation, insurance claims, real estate deals, or even product offerings.

2) Free Labour
There should be incentive for nabbing criminals. Depending on the severity of their crimes, they can put to use to benefit the society by being a social slave. We could force them to contribute to society by letting them do all manual shitty job that no one wants to do. (I'd say its worth it to spend 1month worth of effort in nabbing a team of criminal and make them do hard labour for the next 20years. Their wage would totally cover the expenses of catching them)

3) Tax Benefits
Since police exist to serve people, they should have close ties with the government. The government could offer some tax incentives to these kind of companies. Maybe zero tax even. That way, citizens can invest in the privatized police company and get tax rebates from gov. It benefits everyone: the gov, the public, and the corporation itself.

4) Surveillance
Cameras in prime location would decrease the likelihood of crime since everyone is being monitored. Considering this corporation has the power to place cameras in prime location, they could make a statistic of the type of people who happen commute in those location. Information such as these are valuable data to consumer business owners. They could sell these information. (hmmm...This could clash with privacy issues. Then again, ever since the introduction of google maps and internet satellites, our privacy has been reduced significantly.)

5) Simulated Urban Warfare
(Ok. This is purely for fun and wouldn't make much sense.) If there are people paying a huge lump sum of money to go base jumping, I'm pretty there would be someone willing to pay for extreme excitement. Clients could pay the company for a number of staff to play a real life urban warfare with them covering a large area (eg: a shopping mall or the whole city). Its fun for clients and its training session for company staffs (police). In a way, staffs are being paid for training.

The above is suited for criminal related police, but what about traffic police? What kind of benefits could they gain from privatization?

Instead of real police, a privatize police could employ movable cameras and speed trackers to catch traffic offenders. There is however a disadvantage here. These equipments requires money to operate. Build too much, and everyone obeys the law. Good for citizens, Bad for privatized police. Too few, its gonna be bad for both sides. So, they have to optimize amount of devices they have along with the location they can place these equipments so that there will be income from traffic offenders.

Zero crime is not exactly a good thing either. News corporation, insurance company might break down. Worse, it could lower a nation's defences and it'll be trouble when a genius crime lord strikes. Therefore a certain percentage of crime is essential for greater good of all.

Good thing about Privatized Police Corporations is that they don't have pledge allegiance to the government. They only need to pledge allegiance to the law. Politicians can choose to hire them to increase their credibility. (Note: I am talking about police, one that upholds the law. Not mercenaries who works for money)

Think about it, Privatized Police is good for everyone. They get to earn money, citizens get safer streets. Plus, a privatized company doesn't need support from taxpayers money. It means that citizens get to enjoy the services of a police, and they can choose not to pay for it. Even better if its a public company. Anyone can be an investor and be a business owner. Good thing about this is that, you are doing society a favour and earning money at the same time.

Of course there are disadvantages to a Privatized Police Corporation. One concern being that they won't be working towards the public's best interest. Even so, I think a privatized police could work better than the current one.

Yummy....... I can almost taste the smell of a profitable business here.
I mean why wouldn't it work? Energy, resources and telecommunication industry has been privatized and they are doing pretty well.
What do you think about this?

[Top Comment by Acura]
Maybe they should give them a basic salary plus commission for every criminal they caught.
If they recommend it to 3 frens to join the police force, they get a percentage of their commissions as well. Get enough downline & they can retire early.


♥ JessieTan said...


"arrogant police with pms"

thanks kif!! hahahahaahaha

and b4 i go....



TenthOfMarch said...

Privatizing the police force? I don't like the sound of it. Imagine this, running the police force for profit, (if they are not already doing it)?

=chuan guan= said...

cannot be happening..u neo..if police is privatize..if da company misuse police force, it may take over da nation..so there are many negative sides to be reconsider...and 1 more thing..zero crime rate?hahaha..when only human become buddha, jesus or alah..muahahahhaa

Ryan said...

Benefit "organization"...


Ron Jerem Lee said...

its good to be police in this country, u get free drugs, access to free DVD after raids, and u even can prostitution for FOC (fxxk on credit)

acura said...

Maybe they should give them a basic salary plus commission for every criminal they caught.

If they recommend it to 3 frens to join the police force, they get a percentage of their commissions as well. Get enough downline & they can retire early muahaha

redG4 said...

*Gasps in horror*

IMHO it would be a big big mistake to privatize the police force. This will most probably lead to great misuse of enforcement power, more corruption and denial to the transparency we always wanted of.

Who will be responsible in overseeing the management and workflow of the private police?

Amanda said...

I know this is a really late reply, but I was just curious as to why my cosplay picture was used. Other than that and on point, I don't feel that privatizing police forces is a good idea, mainly due to the last point you made. Who's to say what is in the public's best interest? Interpretation of this could be as vague and made to fit certain ideals which could cause major issues for others and for the people they serve.

3POINT8 said...

I found your cosplay pic in google image. I apologize for not seeking your permission before using it. Anyways, I've removed the image. Sorry about that. Well, I kinda decided to use that image because this post was actually inspired by MGS4, where they introduced the idea of a privatized military corporation.

Amanda said...

I don't mind that you used my cosplay picture, I was just confused about it is all. If you still want to use it, you're more than welcome to.