Midland Police will be keeping shoppers safe during the Christmas shopping season by being on horse patrol.

According to YourBasin.com, this Christmas shopping season you will see Midland Police officers on horseback patrolling the Midland Park Mall to make sure no one is trying to break into cars to steal gifts.

Midland Police officials say the holiday season is the time when burglaries and thefts go up considerably because people usually forget to lock their vehicles with the stress and rush of the Christmas shopping season.

That's where the horse patrol comes in to patrol the parking lots to make sure your packages and vehicles are safe during this busy holiday season.