HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Mayor DuPree held a press conference Wednesday morning at City Hall to urge residents to shop smart this holiday season.
The Hattiesburg Police Department and Mayor Dupree spoke about the importance of safety during the holiday season. HPD said that they don't only focus on the holiday aspect of safety, it is a year round safety. They will increase personnel until the first of the year due to larger crowds in the Pine Belt.
“We want to make sure people are vigilant and that they understand there are something's that they can do to decrease the opportunity for anyone to do something that's not good for you like steal your packages or your purse or those kind of things,” said Mayor DuPree.
Mayor DuPree ended the press conference by stressing that Hattiesburg is a safe place to live and how important it is for the public to know that. Click on this link for the list of holiday safety tips that were mentioned during the press conference: