The Devil's Bargain
Lonestar Security Services
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, CAS, is one of the more prominent public security companies in North America. It has contracts of municipal policing from Corpus Christi to Seattle. Lone Star operates directly in the CAS and the UCAS. It holds 62% of all security contracts in the UCAS. The percentage is even higher in the CAS, due to its public relations image as a reincarnation of the Texas Rangers. The corporation also runs many prisons for the UCAS and CAS federal governments. A subsidiary of Lone Star, Gendarmerie, is Quebec’s main provider of law enforcement, border patrol, and customs. LSSS also deals with the private sector, providing Matrix, magical, or conventional security to corporations and individuals. It also has non-security concerns, such as selling insurance or research. In most parts of North America, Lone Star is thought to be synonymous with “the law”, “the cops”, or “the police”, even though it remains, at its heart, a corporation. The current CEO is Theodore W.D. Winslow.