APD increases patrol units for holiday season

AMARILLO, TX - Increased police presence will begin in Amarillo on Thanksgiving evening.

The Amarillo Police Department will assign additional officers to patrol parking lots near shopping areas that may attract criminals.

The Holiday Patrol will also monitor streets with heavy traffic for driving violations.

Officials warn residents not to leave any valuables in their cars, and to make sure all vehicles are locked.

The extra officers will be on patrol duty through December 26.