Meanwhile, the police say they will be out in numbers during the busy Christmas season. Every year, the police force anticipates an increase in the spate of robberies as shoppers are out and about doing the Christmas spending. As part of the plan for securing the city circuit in particular, Special Reserve Officers will be called to duty. A night shift will also be in place to ensure that law and order is kept and that everyone can have a merry Christmas and not be victims of those who take what they did not toil for.