Monday: Police to increase patrols for start of holiday shopping
BY AMANDA BLAND and ZACK STOYCOFF World Staff Writers
Sunday, November 18, 2012
11/18/12 at 2:57 PM
As shoppers brave the chaos and cold on Black Friday, area police officers will be increasing patrols in popular retail areas to ensure safety and expedite calls for service.
The Tulsa Police Department’s Safe Shopper program launches Friday in areas such as the 41st Street and Yale Avenue, 21st Street and Yale Avenue, Tulsa Hills and 96th Street and Delaware Avenue.
“Every year our program gets more and more popular with our retailers and our citizens,” said program coordinator and Tulsa Police Sgt. Laura Fadem.
About 25 additional officers and 10 reserve officers patrol the city’s busiest retail centers in an effort to deter crime.
“We have a constant police presence” during the program, which is a big deterrent to would-be criminals, Fadem said.
Read more in Monday's Tulsa World.