Colerain Police Department to patrol Northgate Mall

COLERAIN, OH (FOX19) - The Colerain Police Department's "Citizens on Patrol" will patrol Northgate Mall during the holiday shopping season beginning November 29, 2013.

The volunteers will patrol the mall until New Year's Eve. This is the 14th year of patrolling during the holidays at Northgate Mall.

The Citizens on Patrol is made up of volunteers that graduated from the Police Departments Citizens Police Academy. The volunteers who patrol the mall come from a group of more than 500 Academy graduates.

The volunteers will patrol in teams of three or four people. While they have no law enforcement authority, they provide additional "eyes and ears" for the police and Northgate Mall.

The Citizens on Patrol will patrol to observe and report suspicious and criminal activity to the appropriate agency. The Colerain Police and volunteers are working in partnership to make this Holiday season safe.

Since 2000, the Citizens on Patrol have patrolled over 7,000 hours at the mall during the holidays.

Any questions regarding the patrol can be directed to the Colerain Police Department at 513-321-2677.

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