Katherine Police will be targeting crime hot spots like schools and shops these school holidays in a bid to disrupt anti-social behaviour.
According to officials, school breaks are notorious for spikes in crime, with "a higher prevalence of youth in public places".
"Katherine Police will be targeting identified high risk youth and known repeat offenders, and concentrating tasking's on locations of risk including local schools and retail centres," Acting Superintendent Sanderson said.
"We have an ongoing Operation (Pelion) which targets youth offenders - this operation includes the school holidays but is not limited to the school holidays.
"This operation is dynamic in nature and has priorities assessed and targeted on a frequent and ongoing basis, according to circumstances in the community (including school holidays)."
Katherine police launched the year-long operation at the beginning of this year as a direct response to community fears on the biggest increase in crime seen in the Northern Territory at the time.
While officials have reported a significant decrease in crime since, local businesses are scrambling to protect their shop fronts with secure metal grilles.
Earlier this month, the Katherine Turf Club suffered its fifth break-in of the year, just days before heavy-duty security protection was due to arrive.
And a 21-year-old male was arrested over the weekend following a spate of attempted break-ins which left multiple businesses, including Rod and Rifle Tackle World, counting the costs.
In Darwin, Operation Hopkin will focus on Darwin, Palmerston, Nightcliff and Casuarina areas throughout the two-week school holiday break.
Superintendent Craig Laidler said police will be working collaboratively with government and non-government organisations to ensure an "effective and coordinated response in Darwin".
"The aim of the operation is to deter and detect property crime and anti-social behaviour. We will be working closely with our partner agencies to ensure the safety and security of Darwin residents," he said.
While there will be an increase in blue uniforms pounding the streets over the next two weeks, residents and business owners are being asked to "be vigilant about securing their properties".
"The Neighbourhood Watch NT website is a great source for tips on how to keep your property safe following the Stop.Look.Lock. campaign," Superintendent Laidler said.
"We encourage members of the community to report any suspicious behaviour to police on 131444 or 000 in an emergency."
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