Clovis Police officers will offer extra patrols beginning on the weekend prior to Thanksgiving. Of course, officers will be out in force as many retailers in the City of Clovis plan to open their doors to shoppers Thanksgiving evening. Christmas shoppers will likely line up for evening and early morning promotional sales/discounts that many retailers advertise. Clovis Police will offer overnight patrols beginning at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving night and into Black Friday morning. Those will be followed by the regularly scheduled holiday patrols, which include officers, reserves and volunteers (in patrol cars, on bikes, on foot and on motorcycles).
Officers will work closely with store asset protection personnel to target retail theft. Additional police personnel will circulate through parking areas, drive along the retail corridors looking for suspicious activity, and provide extra protection for shoppers in Clovis as we enter the holiday gift buying season. Patrols will continue through Christmas Eve. We would like to remind people to please lock their cars, take their valuables with them, put packages and anything else thieves might want to take in the trunk (before they arrive at the next store), and be aware of your surroundings. Park in a well-lighted area. Use the panic button on your car door opener if necessary. Ask a security guard to escort you to your car. Shop with a friend or a spouse. Report any suspicious activity you see: 324-2800 or 9-1-1 in an emergency.
Sierra Vista Mall Brings in Blackhawk Chopper on Black Friday
Stores at Sierra Vista Mall open at 6 a.m. At 9:00 a.m., a Blackhawk Helicopter will land in the parking lot next to MB2 and will deliver the first gift of Christmas. Santa will choose one lucky child to receive it. In addition, Clovis Police will be on hand to offer car seat safety information. The AVOID the 21 Winter Kick-Off will also give information and hands-on demonstrations with beer goggles, marijuana goggles and cell phones, regarding the dangers of driving under the influence and the potential consequences.