With the passing of Memorial Day, business is picking up around Jackson Hole. With more people in and out of the stores, concerns increase for merchandise finding its way out the door without being paid for. Sergeant Cole Nethercott reminds local retailers that good customer service is the best defense against shoplifting. Nethercott says the number one thing a shop owner or employee can do is be vigilant and watch people. He says if something feels wrong or people seem to be deliberately distracting, the merchant needs to take note of it. He quickly points out that most people have good intentions, but there are those who don’t and as such, prevention goes a long way. At the same time, Nethercott points out that warmer weather also seems to bring with it more burglaries from cars and he again reminds residents and visitors to be sure their cars are locked when vacant and valuables are out of sight.