EGPD Increases Patrols For Holiday Season 2021

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EGPD Increases Patrols For Holiday Season 2021

Posted: 12/01/2021







FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

December 1, 2021

EGPD INCREASES PATROLS FOR HOLIDAY SEASON

 

ELK GROVE, CA. – The Elk Grove Police Department will be increasing the number of officers on patrol in local shopping centers as we have been doing during the holiday season for over ten years. The increased police presence will allow officers to focus on suspicious activity occurring in and around shopping centers, which historically have experienced a seasonal increase in criminal activity.

 

Officers will be patrolling local shopping areas throughout Elk Grove as part of a proactive approach designed to reduce crime, increase visibility, and educate the community on how to be more careful, prepared, and aware during the holiday shopping season. Officers will conduct these patrols in marked patrol vehicles, unmarked vehicles, and on foot.   

 

As a reminder, the Elk Grove Police Department would like to provide the following holiday safety tips:

 

  • Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings at all times. 
  • Do not leave packages or valuables in plain sight inside your vehicle.
  • Hide valuables from sight before you reach your destination, or, even better, take items with you.
  • If you carry a purse, keep it under your arm close to your body. 
  • Put wallets in an inside pocket of your jacket or front pants pocket.
  • Scan parking lots from inside the business before exiting. If you observe something that makes you feel unsafe, ask the store to have someone help you to your car. If you see suspicious activity, call EGPD. 
  • Lock your car doors and windows even if you are only gone for a few minutes.

 

 

 

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