Santa’s elves and Baby New Year won’t be the only ones out and about during the holidays; the Los Alamos Police Department will be out there, too.
According to Lt. Scott Mills, the LAPD will boost their patrols now, through New Year’s Eve.
“We’ll be putting extra officers in to increase our enforcement efforts for shoplifting, armed burglary, drunken driving and any other criminal activity that would victimize the citizens of Los Alamos during the holiday season,” Mills said.
The strategy will include beefing up foot and bike patrols in the downtown area, as well as extra officers in different locations throughout the county to help with drunken driving enforcement.
“Wherever officers think they are needed, they will be moving around to keep an eye on what’s going on,” Mills said.
He said there’s also a lot residents can do help the police as well as protect themselves.
“The predators seem to come out in force around this time of year,” Mills said.
With that in mind, Mills said residents should be mindful of what they have lying around in plain sight in their parked cars.