The month of November has traditionally been the start of the holiday shopping season. While the season really starts after the Thanksgiving Holiday many people take advantage of early shopping days to avoid crowds and traffic. Unfortunately, there is also a trend associated with an increase in criminal activity around the holiday shopping season, particularly, related to the crimes of Robbery and Larceny.
The Havelock Police Department has information available to inform citizens of the importance of awareness and safety during the holiday season as well as things that individuals and businesses can do to help prevent becoming a victim of Robbery and Larceny. As part of the department's Community Policing initiative, Havelock officers will be distributing this information to businesses in the city. The information will also be available at the Police Department, Tourist Event Center, and City Hall. Individuals wishing to obtain the information may do so by coming to the PD, visiting the Tourist and Event Center, or City Hall.