Thursday, October 11, 2012

Anti-Fraud and Theft Initiative at Oak Park Mall and other retailers

The Overland Park Police Department has begun their Anti-Theft and Fraud initiative for the holiday season. Although enforcement takes place year round, the efforts increase during the holidays as does the number of individuals who are looking to take advantage of businesses and consumers. 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.

As always, officers will continue to be in the mall for enforcement against all categories of crimes. Since last Friday, October 5th, officers have made 5 arrests on mall property alone.

With the approach of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the Christmas holidays, retailers will experience increased criminal activity as the number of shoppers multiplies. Awareness and preparedness will help in the detection and deterrence of crime.