James Khoury is the owner of Khoury's menswear in downtown Fort Valley.
He says while the holidays bring in more shoppers, some of them can be dishonest.
"This is our busy season of the year. It's also a busy time for the shoplifters," said Khoury.
To help, the Fort Valley Police Department is sending out more officers to patrol around homes and retail businesses during the holiday season.
"We've had a program such as this in place for a number of years. What has happened is over the years, we've refined it," said Police Chief Lawrence Spurgeon, "We've learned what worked and what didn't work."
Spurgeon says now the patrols include detectives dressed in plain clothes and using unmarked vehicles.
He says the city, like many others, sees more robberies and burglaries during the last two months of the year.