GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Green Bay Police Department, in partnership with the Green Bay Lions Club, has launched a new anti-theft campaign just in time for the holiday shopping season.
The department has seen a 16 percent drop in retail theft over the past year due to increased cooperation between police and local businesses.
To try and further reduce retail thefts, the department is planning to place "Chief Smith Anti-Theft" cutouts in area stores. The life size cutout will feature Chief Smith and an anti-theft message, the department said.
"The initiative is one of the many measures the Green Bay Police Department is promoting to combat the issue of theft," Capt. Kevin Warych said in a press release. "We will continue to work with our citizens to reduce theft in our community."
The Green Bay Lions club donated the money for the cutouts and they were made by ColorTech, a local vendor.
Several businesses have already expressed interest in putting the cutouts in stores, the department said.