TCF is a privatized component of the St. Louis Police Department for the affluent. Your tax dollars fund STLPD. You pay for their training, salary and resources which they use to protect and serve the affluent, not you, enriching themselves in the process. Here’s how it’s done,
“News 4 learned while the people behind the wheel are working as employees for The City’s Finest (TCF), the majority are police officers.
“When the public sees us, we want them to look at us like a police officer, because that’s what we are,” explained Charles Betts, a retired homicide detective and owner of TCF.
He says they are an approved employer of St. Louis City police officers working secondary. The officers wear their department issued uniforms, and per department and state policy, the officers retain the same power even when they are off-duty.”
Private security cars branded with ‘police’ raise questions for some, provide peace of mind for others
The cars have red and blue lights, a shield and the word ‘police’ on the side. They’re a new addition to downtown St. Louis.