The Bossier City Police Department will once again be deploying its Armed Robbery Task Force to help deter business hold ups and other crimes during the holiday shopping season.
Officers assigned to the Task Force will begin patrolling businesses and shopping centers on the day after Thanksgiving Day and will continue through the end of the year. This holiday season will mark the 27th consecutive year that the Bossier City Police Department has utilized the Task Force.
The purpose of the Armed Robbery Task Force is to provide a law enforcement presence in and around local retail businesses in addition to regular police patrols. The main objective of the Task Force is to prevent armed robberies and other crimes by keeping criminals guessing if a business they intend to target will have a Bossier City police officer inside or close by and ready to respond.
The Bossier City Police Department began utilizing its Armed Robbery Task Force for the holiday shopping season in 1987. The Task Force is funded each year by a grant from the United States Justice Department.