According to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, they're preparing to kick of the 10th annual 'Robbery Prevention Mobilization' or RPM, 'in the effort to deter crime and assist shoppers in the parking lot at the Prien Lake Mall during the holiday season.' 

The holiday officially kicks off on Black Friday, November 29, through December 26, from  12 p.m. until one hour past the mall's closing.

According to a press release from CPSO, deputies will be on marked ATV's and patrol cars in the parking lot, as well as manning the CPSO Mobile Command Center located in the front parking lot of the mall on Prien Lake Road. Deputies will be on hand to help shoppers find their vehicles, jump start dead batteries, change flat tires, and escort employees and shoppers to their vehicles after dark, or any other assistance they can provide.

According to  Sheriff Tony Mancuso.

“We are very pleased to be able to offer this service to the public.”

Deputies will also be conducting these same checks throughout the parish, as well as with store clerks at businesses in the Southgate Shopping Center on Ryan Street, the Power Center on Highway 14, and the Target Shopping Center on Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles.