"I love to hear our guys getting called in on," said Lieutenant Bryan Taylor of the Lubbock County Sheriff's Officer, "because people are out there watching."
Taylor said starting the 26th of November until the end of the year they will be quadrupling their patrol units and getting more eyes out in the rural areas.
"They know what normal for their residential areas for their businesses they know when something is out of the ordinary."
He said Operation St. Nick relies on the communities to alert them of any suspicious acts.
"Anything no matter how small, minute it may seem at the time could actually break open a case that we are currently working on," he said.
This is the third year the sheriff's office will be increasing their patrol units in hopes to decrease holiday crime.
"We are able to recover a lot of property and catch some perpetrators in the act."
He said once they catch one, in most cases, another crook isn't far behind.
"They want to get in get out if you make it easy on them they will take you up on it," said Taylor.
He says the sheriffs department wants everyone to have a happy holiday and to remember they're just a call away.
"We encourage everybody to call on anything."
Tips for the holiday season from the sheriff's office are:
1. Don't leave things out in the open for people to see
2. Be aware of who and what is around you at all times
3. Lock your doors, windows and cars
4. Call about anything suspicious