"We certainly try to keep our staff as beefed up as possible during the summer months, more so than in the winter," Sgt. Doug Wrenn with the Abilene Police Department says.
There are currently 168 police officers in Abilene and the department is hoping to have 9 new officers on the job just in time for summer.
"There's still going to be more badges on the roadway, so that's going to help us out a little bit...just visible presence and having back ups," Sgt. Wrenn adds.
The summer months provide more free time for people to find themselves getting into trouble, often times involving alcohol. "
Our DWI number's do increase in the summer months...I can't explain it other than I know that more people are out enjoying the weather. I know historically, that in the winter months people do tend to stay inside more often," Sgt. Wrenn said.
With the new additions to the force...Sgt. Wrenn says,"We're optimistic this summer that we'll do a little better than last year."
While the Abilene Police Department is busy preparing for busy summer months, they're not the only ones that are gearing up for potential crime.
"I train my staff to anticipate that, anticipate the needs of the customers, look for worry signs and get them out of the door as quickly as possible," Lucky Mule Saloon owner, Tony Powers said.
Powers also says he feels fortunate to have his bar here in Abilene.
"Compared to the big city...I've been in Dallas in clubs...and if you need a metal detector at the wrong door...maybe you're in the wrong city," Powers adds.
Despite the lack of crime Powers witnesses at his bar in Abilene, he says he is prepared for any potential problems that may arise as the weather heats up.
"For the summer,I think we'll go accordingly to what we need...But usually we will beef up security."