TPD sets up cameras at mall for holiday shopping season - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

TPD sets up cameras at mall for holiday shopping season

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Just a week away from the Black Friday frenzy, police are already working on deploying technology to keep shoppers safe at the mall.

Toledo Police have set up three SkyCop cameras around the Franklin Park Mall for the holiday season.

"We were hit pretty hard at the mall," said Sgt. Joe Heffernan. "About five cars [broken into] a day before deploying them least year. As soon as we put them up, they went right away."

Last year was the first time they used the mobile cameras at the mall. They were so successful, TPD added a third this year to keep an eye on things.

"It's the big box with the big flashing blue light," Heffernan said. "If that's on, somebody down here at 525 N. Erie in the Safety Building is watching what's going on."

The department will be pulling out more stops to make shopping smooth, safe and enjoyable this year.

"We deploy extra assets to that area just to make sure that if something comes up that we have enough officers in the area to handle whatever the situation is," he said.

Mobile users, click on the "Video" button in the app to watch this story. Download our app here.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

 

  • TPD sets up cameras at mall for holiday shopping seasonMore>>

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Missing man found safe

    Missing man found safe

    Monday, July 24 2017 3:55 PM EDT2017-07-24 19:55:21 GMT

    A man who was reported missing last week in Gulfport has been found safe.

    More >>

    A man who was reported missing last week in Gulfport has been found safe.

    More >>
  • VIDEO: One in custody after Gulfport chase

    VIDEO: One in custody after Gulfport chase

    Monday, July 24 2017 3:22 PM EDT2017-07-24 19:22:19 GMT
    (Photo source: Chuck Coats)(Photo source: Chuck Coats)

    One person is in custody after a chase through Gulfport and parts of Harrison County.

    More >>

    One person is in custody after a chase through Gulfport and parts of Harrison County.

    More >>
  • Rain puts Pascagoula's new football turf on the clock

    Rain puts Pascagoula's new football turf on the clock

    Monday, July 24 2017 1:55 PM EDT2017-07-24 17:55:23 GMT
    Rain has slowed down construction crews as they attempt to put a new field turf at War Memorial Stadium (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)Rain has slowed down construction crews as they attempt to put a new field turf at War Memorial Stadium (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)

    The Pascagoula Panthers open the 2017 football season on the road. In fact, their first three games are road contests. That scheduling quirk may give field turf crews just enough time to get War Memorial Stadium ready for the September 8 home opener. The wet weather in South Mississippi is placing quite the burden on construction workers as they attempt to complete stadium renovations. The project was suppose to be finished before the beginning of Pascagoula's football season.

    More >>

    The Pascagoula Panthers open the 2017 football season on the road. In fact, their first three games are road contests. That scheduling quirk may give field turf crews just enough time to get War Memorial Stadium ready for the September 8 home opener. The wet weather in South Mississippi is placing quite the burden on construction workers as they attempt to complete stadium renovations. The project was suppose to be finished before the beginning of Pascagoula's football season.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly