With the recently celebrated Thanksgiving holiday, individuals and families across Maryland are excitedly preparing to celebrate the remainder of the holiday season. In order to ensure the safety of the residents in St. Mary’s County during the holidays, the St. Mary’s County Sherriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Maryland State Police – Leonardtown Barrack, have created various initiatives to prevent holiday-related crimes beginning Thanksgiving Day and continuing through the New Year. The goal of these Holiday Safety and Crime Prevention initiatives is to ensure that everyone has a safe holiday season.
As reported by TheBayNet.com, the prevention initiatives are in place to deter criminal activities likely to take place during the holidays, such as shoplifting, robberies, and thefts from motor vehicles. Local law enforcement is increasing both uniformed and plainclothes foot patrols in shopping centers as well as utilizing marked, unmarked, and covert police vehicles to keep holiday shoppers safe and ensure a safe shopping experience.
In addition, certain prevention initiatives are also aimed at promoting safer travel. With the increased instances of holiday-related drunk driving, sobriety checkpoints are also a possibility, and both organizations will conduct drunk and aggressive driving saturation patrols during the week and on weekends. By working cooperatively, the St. Mary’s County Sherriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police – Leonardtown Barrack hope everyone can be assured a merry holiday season.
The criminal defense attorneys in St. Mary’s County at Alpert Schreyer firmly believe that anyone accused of facing a crime deserves a fair trial and opportunity to protect his or her future. If you are facing criminal charges in the state of Maryland, please contact a member of our skilled legal team to see how we can help you fight your charges and preserve your lawful rights. For a complimentary consultation regarding your specific case, call (800) 489-1577.