Elba police are stressing the importance of community involvement in preventing crime.
Recently, several downtown businesses have reported break-ins.
Front doors have been kicked-in and windows have been smashed by thieves getting into businesses.
Elba police Chief Hanchey believes the community's help will capture thieves.
He urges residents to keep a watchful eye on any suspicious activity.
If you may see any unusual activities, you should contact authorities immediately.