The Rivers Police Command has said it has mapped out strategies to secure lives and properties in the state before and during Christmas and New Year celebrations.
The Command Spokesman, Nnamdi Omoni, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, made the promise in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.
“There is always an upsurge in crime rate during festive periods,” he said.
According to him, the command has tightened security at all the entry and exit points in the state.
Mr Omoni said police vehicular and foot patrols had been intensified, while police personnel were stationed at strategic locations in the state.
The spokesman said that security on the waterways had also been beefed up with five gunboat allocated to marine police.
Residents in the coastal areas of the state, it could be recalled, had been complaining of activities of sea pirates.
The police promised that all the residents, either on land or on waterways, would be adequately protected during and after the festivities.
Mr Omoni said that criminals would want take advantage of the Yuletide if the police failed to intensify security.
He appealed to the public to furnish the command with useful information that could lead to arrest of criminals in their neighbourhood.