VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - The Valdosta Police Department has put up their mobile command unit.
Last week, the department began the unit operation for the holiday season.
Officials with the Valdosta Police said the unit is placed here to operate as a secondary station next to the holiday shopping festivities.
According to VPD, the unit provides citizens with a nearby, active police presence to deter crimes like robberies, car break-ins, and more.
"Because of that increase commerce and increase traffic, thieves know that people are going to have their guard down," said Adam Bembry, VPD Lieutenant. "They know that people are going to be out shopping. They know that they are going to be away from their property and not protecting it. Thieves are going to take advantage of that."
VPD has set up this command unit every year for more than five years. The unit includes a variety of computer systems and equipment.
VPD is expecting the unit to be up at least until the new year.