The cooperative includes six adjoining neighborhoods that are bordered by Interstate 65 on the south; Fall Creek on the north; Meridian Street to the west; and the Monon Trail to the east.Of course the flip side of this is that for neighborhoods made up of citizens with less resources, they get less of a police presence than those who can afford to subscribe. This doesn't even touch on the issue of officers using tax payer owned equipment to further their private enterprise.
Residents pay annual dues to purchase patrol hours. The more people who pay in, the more hours they can buy. For now, that amounts to 2 ½ hours a day. Those who don't pay still benefit because the officers go by their houses, too.
The article is a long one but one worth reading. I wouldn't be surprised if we see more of this kind of thing poping up in other communities.