Next time you go to a convenience store, it might be a police officer ringing up that pack of gum and a coke.

According to NewsWest 9, the Midland Police Department is bringing back "Cop in a Shop" where police officers pose as convenience store clerks to help curb crime.

MPD is teaming up with 7-Eleven, Stripes, Jack's and Kent Kwik to be that extra eye in case trouble decides to stop in.

When the program started in January the number of robberies dropped from 4 to 0 and stayed that way through spring. Now that number is back up again with 5 robberies reported in just the past 5 months.

MPD decided to get the program going again to help the community feel safer about going into a convenience store.

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