Mysterious US Security Force Raises Questions
The Two Rivers Detention Center has focused the spotlight on a mysterious security firm that has recently pledged to take over the facility. The detention center is a vacant jail that has been looking for customers for years now. A group calling itself American Police Force has agreed to fill the jail but nobody knows anything about the organization. The AP reports:
Government contract databases show no record of the company. Security industry representatives and federal officials said they had never heard of it. On its Web site, the company lists as its headquarters a building in Washington near the White House that holds "virtual offices." A spokeswoman for the building said American Police Force never completed its application to use the address.
Officials are being extremely secretive about who owns or runs the organization. When asked about who the group is, Center officials said:
If you're looking for the source of the money, you're not going to find it from me
Even those who move in the shadowy world of black ops are puzzled by the organization. Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel for the Professional Services Council was quoted as saying:
"They're really invisible. ...Even a single unclassified contract in the last couple of years should show up.