Midwest City police increase security for Black Friday shoppers
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – The biggest shopping day of the year is finally here.
Black Friday comes with great deals which bring large crowds.
Many business parking lots are packed with eager shoppers.
People are looking for the best deals, which sometimes causes chaos in and out of the stores.
Midwest City officials said they have a plan to regulate the crowds.
“We’re providing monies for overtime for our officers to work off duty to provide extra security,” Midwest City Chief of Police Brandon Clabes said.
They will have undercover officers, police in marked and unmarked cars and volunteers helping to keep a look out.
“Young men and women who want a career in law enforcement,” Clabes said. “We actually put them on roofs of businesses with binoculars to watch our parking lots.”
Officials have also teamed up with stores, like Best Buy and Target, to keep up with eager customers.
To help prevent traffic jams, people interested in door buster items like this HDTV will have to get a ticket to purchase their own.
Best Buy employees have gone through a mock Black Friday to help prepare their staff for what’s to come.
Midwest City officials want to remind the public to call 911 if they notice anything suspicious during the holiday season.