BIDs are developed in many cities to assist local law enforcement and business owners present a safe and friendly environment for visitors and residents. Security Engineers developed the first such program for Birmingham, Alabama back in 1995 called City Action Partnership (CAP). CAP officers patrol the downtown city center on bikes, uniquely ‘wrapped’ vehicles for high visibility, and even on foot. CAP officers provide a wide-range of services to include emails and notices sent out to business owners in the BID whenever there are special events, suspected crimes in the area, etc. They also provide helpful assistance such as escorts to and from parking lots, change flat tires, unlocks and general assistance FREE of charge to visitors, workers and tenants.