Undercover deputies cut down crime in Shelby Farms - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Undercover deputies cut down crime in Shelby Farms

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Shelby Farms is a go-to location for runners, bikers, and anyone looking for a little fresh air.

Now, there is good news for those that frequent the park and the Greenline--it may be getting even safer.

Shelby County said not only are regular patrols still active throughout the park, but undercover deputies have been used to cut back on crime.

Even though deputies patrol the Greenline trail, many visitors are concerned about parking lot safety.

Valuables, like wallets and cell phones are often left out in plain view inside cars. Deputies said they are beefing up parking lot patrols to try and cut down on car burglaries as well.

Though there haven't been any violent crimes reported at the park in the last year, cyber watch revealed more than two dozen reported crimes around the park area in the last two months.

"You never know," Shelby Farms visitor Megan van Eaten said. "When someone is not around they may look in your car and take something."

With patrols in vehicles, on bikes, and hidden in spots you can't even see, the added security is giving many park visitors more peace of mind.

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