DeFuniak Springs Police believe area home and business security checks have cut down on break-ins this holiday season. The department's patrol division checks residential neighborhoods around the clock.
Annette Hughes owns a thrift shop in town. Several times each week, police make sure her doors are locked and there's no suspicious activity taking place.
"They come by four to five times a night. We feel real secure. We’ve never had any kind of break-in," said Hughes.
Business owners say trying to prevent break-ins, and burglaries' is never far from mind.
Mike Allyla of Dollar Plus says, "I come by on the weekends at night to make sure everything is okay. But, I know they come by at night and that makes me feel secure", by checking with home and business owners on what their schedules are. It goes a long way in preventing burglaries.
"It’s a good service. It’s free. We check to make sure everything is okay," said Officer Eddie Nelson of DeFuniak Springs Police.
Officer Eddie Nelson says his department confers with residents who plan to be out-of-town helping to devise an anti-crime plan.
For more information, contact the Defuniak Springs Police at 850-892-8511.