Published: Dec 23, 2010 1:29 AM EST
Updated: Dec 22, 2010 9:39 PM EST

CAPE CORAL-- Officers in the Cape have a lot to be proud of.

Their hard work has paid off, and residents are reaping the benefits.

The city has seen a significant drop in retail thefts. From shoplifting to the more violent crimes.

Officers credit a combination of things for the recent success--including key arrests and the public's help.

Remember when you go shopping, be aware of your surrounding, lock your vehicles, and don't leave valuables in them.