WAITE PARK - Shoppers at the Crossroads Shopping Center may notice a few more police officers this week. Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud says, even though there's no specific threat to the local mall, they do want to be proactive...

He says it won't be a radical change from the extra patrols they do during the Christmas shopping season.

Bentrud says malls have been a target in the past, so they always keep in contact with St. Cloud Police and the Crossroads management.

Bentrud says when you go to the mall you should be somewhat vigilant about your surroundings....

He says they have already been putting together a full scale training exercise for the mall, which will take place some time next year.