Smart Shopping

Practice Effective Crime Prevention Methods
Crime Prevention Officers periodically patrol shopping areas in Plano looking for "smart shoppers;" persons who are practicing effective crime prevention methods, and reward them with a coupon from an area merchant.

As examples, officers look for shoppers who keep their children close and under control, keep their purchases close to their body, or have their keys out when entering the parking lot. The program allows people to be rewarded by the Police for displaying good awareness of their surroundings. Citizens can participate in the program by shopping in Plano, practicing good crime prevention techniques and being recognized by a Plano Police Crime Prevention Officer.