Superintendent Emma Bond said: “As part of this year’s Operation Season’s Greetings, officers will take extra steps to deter and detect criminals exploiting the busy festive season for their own ends – with a special focus being placed on preventing burglaries, keeping party-goers safe and preventing road traffic collisions.
“In the run up to Christmas I would also like to remind everyone of the importance of being vigilant and using basic, common sense, preventative measures to protect your home, vehicle and valuables.
“I would also ask you to look out for one another, particularly the more vulnerable in your community.
“If you notice any suspicious activity in your neighbourhood, please report it to us straight away.
“Details such as descriptions which will help with any investigation.”