Michael R. Kent
Chief of Police
45 Center Street
Burlington, MA 01803
For Immediate Release
Friday, Nov. 24, 2017
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Burlington Police Announce 12 Days of Holiday Safety Tips
Officers Increase Patrols in Shopping Areas to Prevent Theft
BURLINGTON – Chief Michael Kent announces that this holiday season, the Burlington Police Department will be providing 12 days of safety tips to residents on a variety of topics.
These safety tips are part of the Burlington Police Department’s ongoing community policing initiative, which aims to keep the public informed and safe throughout the year, and especially during the holiday season.
Throughout the day, as residents head out for Black Friday shopping, there will be an increased presence of Burlington Police officers in shopping areas, especially in and around the Burlington Mall, 75 Middlesex Turnpike, and throughout 3rd Ave.
Burlington Police are actively working to curb retail theft, shoplifting, breaking and entering into motor vehicles, purse snatching, robbery and traffic and parking related problems.
“With today being one of the busiest shopping days of the year, we want community members to rest assured that we will be monitoring busy retail areas to prevent theft and assist with traffic flow,” Chief Kent said. “We want to remind residents to drive carefully, especially when navigating through the mall, and as always, if you see something suspicious, report it to police.”
Suspicious activity can be reported to the Burlington Police Department at 781-272-1212.