Financial Crime Detectives are providing training to retail store personnel so they are aware of and, better prepared to prevent crimes in their stores. Since Oak Park Mall is the largest retail complex in Overland Park the Detectives concentrate there, but the anti-crime information and programs are available to all businesses throughout Overland Park.
Additionally, officers continue to be in the Mall for enforcement against all categories of crimes. In the past 10 days officers have made 20 arrests on Mall property.
With the approach of Halloween, Thanksgiving and the Christmas Holidays the Mall and other retailers experience greater numbers of shoppers and therefore the opportunity for criminal activity. Awareness and preparedness will certainly help detect and deter crime.