Shopping center thanks Orland Park officials, police for holiday safety
Orland Square Mall hosted a breakfast and presentation to thank the village of Orland Park officials and police department last week.
The village and police department were an integral part of the holiday season at the mall.
“We’ve had a very successful, very festive season,” Orland Square General Manager Nadia Seniuta said. “We thank the village of Orland Park and the Orland Park Police Department for their ongoing commitment to Orland Square.”
The Orland Police Department assigns additional officers to Orland Square and other retail areas during the holidays. Mall staff relayed shoppers' comments regarding the safe atmosphere at Orland Square. The added police presence was credited for the decrease in shoplifting and fewer incidents inside the mall and parking lots.
Store managers and team leaders were appreciative of the village efforts to keep staff and shoppers safe during the busy shopping season. One team leader pointed out that there had been 330,000 customers in the store over the past three months.
“The Orland Park Police Department begins planning for the holiday season at all of the village’s retail areas in October,” Chief Tim McCarthy said. “We enjoy working with the staff at Orland Square, have constant communication with them and appreciate their very professional security staff.”