As part of our Holiday Crime Initiative we will have increased officers patrolling the city streets and local shopping areas especially around Town Square. It is buzzing with parents and their children not only shopping but also seeing the Christmas lights and of course, Santa and Santa’s Village.
We want to remind drivers to slow down and take extra precaution as families and their children will be using the crosswalks as they travel around Town Square. Please come to a full stop at all stop signs and look both ways to make sure it is clear.
We also want to remind shoppers to put all of their valuables in the trunk of their car. Shopping bags, iPads, iPhones, radar detectors and other electronics are easy targets for thieves. “Please don’t leave these items visible in your vehicle even if it is locked. It only takes seconds to break a window and steal your valuables,” said Traffic Lt. Mike Dunn.
Southlake DPS Police Services has some other safety tips for you.
Christmas and New Years are also a time for parties and celebrations. Please don’t drink and drive. Make sure you always have a designated driver. Your life or the life of someone you love depends on it!
Southlake Police Chief Stephen Mylett says, “We want residents to feel safe and secure while traveling in the city or shopping at area stores and Town Square. With your assistance we can help to ensure that everyone has a safe and happy holiday!”