Sheriff Tim Cameron has established enhanced crime prevention efforts for the 2016 holiday season, which will commence on Friday, November 25, 2016, with augmented deployment operations.
The Sheriff’s Office roll call will take place today at 2 p.m., at Leonardtown Elementary School, prior to deputies dispersing throughout St. Mary’s County in the normal course of their duties.
Heightened holiday deployments include:
Deputies from the Special Operations Division will be managing safety efforts at the Christmas Tree Lighting in Leonardtown, including traffic control, a pre-event K9 explosive check, and crowd control, in partnership with other agencies
Members of the Lexington Park COPs Unit and additional deputies will maintain an increased presence in and around shopping areas, on roadways, and in neighboring communities
“The goal of this holiday deployment operation is to have high-visibility in areas that are susceptible to increased crime. Our hope that is our presence will deter criminals and provide a safe environment for holiday shoppers and their families,” said Sheriff Cameron.
The Sheriff’s Office will provide live updates all day and into the evening of November 25, 2016, via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, under the handle @firstsheriff.