"Folks for example are in our cemetery defecating , using it as their bathroom and as a party place. A place for sexual activity to be honest with you," said Pastor Paul of Ebenezer Lutheran Church.
Richard Brown, who is homeless, welcomes the extra security.
"Because you got some people who get drunk all the time who mess it up for the people who don't get drunk all the time," he said.
Columbia City Council has yet to decide on the matter, but Councilman and mayoral candidate Kirkman Finlay wants to use money from the city's economic development contingency fund to pay for the officers.