CHICAGO -- Members of the Jewish community in West Rogers Park are taking security into their own hands after a series of anti-Semitic incidents in their neighborhood.
Residents are kicking-in $25 each to help pay for private security to patrol their neighborhood.
That security force is made-up of off-duty Chicago cops.
They say they want the added protection after their community was hit with anti-Semitic graffiti among other things.
Members of the community say they appreciate the job the Chicago Police Department is doing and this isn't a knock on officers. They just wanted added protection.
A community policing volunteer for the area discourages the extra officers saying it could complicate investigations.