St. Louis County Police Department officers state they will have both uniformed and undercover officers working in and around shopping centers this week and during the holiday season.
The Metro Air Support Unit also will continue patrolling commercial parking lots and shopping centers, said St. Louis County Police Department spokesperson Randy Vaughn.
Vaughn said St. Louis County Highway Safety Unit officers will be working additional patrols throughout the holidays, emphasizing Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) enforcement.
St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch said officers want everyone to enjoy a safe and happy holiday season.
"In addition to each precinct implementing specific strategies for their area, officers from our Division of Special Operations will also be highly visible. Remember, keep your eyes and ears open and immediately call the police if you see suspicious activity."
"Prevention is the key, and if we all pitch in and work together, I know we can be successful."