Shoppers in Huntsville this holiday season can expect to see more Huntsville Police Officers in major malls in addition to large and smaller shopping centers.
The increased patrols will begin Friday, November 28, 2008 and run through Friday, December 26, 2008.
The goals for the Holiday Shopping detail are to prevent any criminal activity targeted at the increased number of holiday shoppers.
Criminals look for the easiest opportunity when deciding to commit a crime.
Shoppers, particularly women, can be vulnerable to such crimes as theft, robbery and assaults.
That is why Huntsville Police suggest the following crime prevention tips and recommendations: