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Law enforcement agencies increase patrol near shopping areas for the holidays

The Topeka Police Department and Shawnee County Sheriff's Office are teaming up to keep...
The Topeka Police Department and Shawnee County Sheriff's Office are teaming up to keep shoppers and their belongings safe this holiday season.(Topeka Police Department)
Published: Nov. 25, 2021 at 8:53 AM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Topeka Police Department and Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office are teaming up this holiday shopping season to help keep you and your belongings safe.

The agencies said now through the end of 2021, the community can expect to see more officers and deputies near retail shopping centers in the Topeka and Shawnee County areas.

They also encourage everyone to take action to deter crime.

The Topeka Police Department shared the following tips on their Facebook page:

  • Keep vehicles locked
  • Remove all valuables from vehicles
  • Never leave a purse or wallet unattended
  • Be mindful when having your credit card out

The agencies said it’s also important for shoppers to speak up if they see anything out of the ordinary.

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