BIA District Services

Do you have a business, or a group of businesses experiencing problems with crime within a Business Improvement Association (BIA) or Business District? According to police statistics, our Program was found to reduce crime up to 60%.

Our Program is based on the San Francisco Patrol Special Police, still in operation today. The San Francisco Patrol Special Police is a neighborhood police force authorized in San Francisco’s City Charter, but not part of the San Francisco Police Department. Rather they are private police officers, appointed and regulated by the San Francisco Police Commission after an initial security review by the San Francisco Police Department. They are assigned, or can purchase, a specific area, or beat and charge private clients hourly rates for a variety of services. The force has been in operation since 1847 during the California Gold Rush. By current City Code the force provides patrols on the streets of San Francisco as well as at fixed locations, and also provides a range of other safety services as requested by private clients.

Our program utilizes many of the same function as our San Francisco counterparts. Each BIA functions as its own district. This solves part of the problem of jurisdiction. Even though there is a local police presence, we function separately from them. We operate our own computer-aided dispatch, control center and patrol units. All calls for service are documented for insurance purposes of all parties involved. 

Security Audits are conducted on a regular basis to assist clients in removing problems. Patrols are done by bike, foot, and patrol cars. If the BIA is involved, they are also notified.


We provide private patrol services to individual businesses, private homeowners, and associations. Our primary role is that of Public Safety. You will receive fully uniformed agents and vehicles clearly marked with both our company name and your association name so we can be clearly identified. 

Basic Patrol Service

During hours of patrol, agents will make passing calls to check the interior and exterior of your property as well as the surrounding city streets and determine if all is well.

Closing Service

Officers conduct a complete and thorough search of the premises for fire, open windows and unlocked doors. The agent will stand by and assist in making sure all customers and/or employees have left the property and the premises are secure.

Alarm Response

As an additional service to your alarm system, James Special Services Agents will respond to alarm calls usually within a few minutes and provide an on-scene and timely presence.

Calls For Service 

During the hours of patrol, James Special Services Agents will respond to your property in the event a police call occurs to assist in the protection of your property and, if necessary, will remain at that location until secured.


James Special Services Agents provide escort services for the transport of valuables, deposit of funds or other protective needs
Other services are available upon inquiry.

If you want to move away from the security presence you have been forced to use, give us a call.