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According to the California Secretary of State’s office, Defense Logistics Services, Inc. was formed in 2004 but is dissolved.
There is, however, an American Private Police Force Org Inc. that was incorporated March 2, 2009, and is based in Anaheim too. In addition to being the corporation’s agent for service of process, a Mr. Michael Hilton is the self-designated “Captain” of the APF.
During the press conference APF also refused to release any information
on its funding or organization "The decision is the name of the parent company will not be released.
Originally posted by d15c0v3ry
According to the APF site they've got headquarters in Cali.. but that could be about as "real" as the one in DC. At any rate, I could see California being another jump off point for some serious martial law material.. and serious revolt..
[edit on 29-9-2009 by d15c0v3ry]
Originally posted by SassyCat
What the... HELL is "American Police Force"????
Is this yet another hoax?
Haha... ok, here's some funny things about this so called police force:
1. That IS a Serbian coat of arms, which is also on the flag.
2. You bombed Serbia, remember?
3. The so called "captain" (?!) Michael had a funny accent on the phone.
4. Apparently, this thread is old news according to google.
Now I've seen everything... hm.... probably not though .
Originally posted by drapheus
Its hard to believe local militia aren't raising a stink over this.
At a local level, I wonder who is cashing out on this deal...
HARDIN, Mont. (CBS/AP) This is the strange story of how American Police Force, a little known company which claims to specialize in training military and security forces overseas, has seemingly taken control of a $27 million, never-used jail, and a rural Montana town's nonexistent police force.
After arriving in this tiny city with three Mercedes SUVs marked with the logo of a police department that has never existed, representatives of the obscure California security company said preparations were under way to take over Hardins jail, which has no prisoners.
Significant obstacles remain - including a lack of any contracts to acquire prisoners from other jails or other states.
The agreement with American Police Force has been heavily promoted by members of the city's economic development branch, the Two Rivers Authority. Authority Vice President Albert Peterson on Friday repeated his claim to be “100 percent” confident in the company.
The lead public figure for American Police Force, Michael Hilton, said more than 200 employees would be sought for the jail and a proposed military and law enforcement training center.
The bonds used to pay for the jail have been in default since May, 2008.
Hilton also said he planned a helicopter tour of the region in coming days to look at real estate for a planned tactical military training ground. He said 5,000 to 10,000 acres were needed to complement the training center, a $17 million project.
Hilton said the vehicles would be handed over to the city if it forms a police force of its own. The city is now under the jurisdiction of the Big Horn County Sheriffs Office.
Little has been revealed to date about American Police Force. The company was incorporated in California in March, soon after Hardins empty jail gained notoriety after city leaders suggested it could be used for the Guantanamo Bay terrorism detainees.
In the two years since the jail was built, city leaders have clashed repeatedly with the administration of Gov. Brian Schweitzer, who opposed efforts to bring in out-of-state prisoners.
After then-Attorney General Mike McGrath issued a 2007 opinion saying prisoners from other states were prohibited, Hardin successfully sued the state.
Despite the city's contention that the state has continued to foil its efforts to find prisoners, Montana Department of Corrections spokesman Bob Anez said his agency is no longer involved. “That's water under the bridge,” Anez said.
On Friday, American Police Force announced its first local hire: a reporter for the Billings Gazette, Becky Shay, who has covered events surrounding the jail since its construction. She will be the company's spokeswoman for $60,000 a year.