JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Interim Jackson Police Chief Joseph Wade said there will be a high visibility of police officers during the International Ballet Competition (IBC in Jackson. The IBC will be held in Jackson from June 10 through June 24.

He said the Jackson Police Department (JPD), as well as Capitol police and Hinds County deputies, will have an increased presence in Jackson during the competition.

“Don’t bring anything in your car of value that doesn’t need to be there that you don’t have to have. You know, if you can leave it at your house, leave it at your house, but whatever that you have to leave in your car, put it away where it’s not in the sight of anybody that would want to break into a vehicle,” said Capitol Police Chief Bo Luckey.

During a news conference, Wade also warned Jackson drivers to be on alert for individuals who are stealing Kia and Hyundai vehicles that were made between 2011-2021.

Neighbors who on the vehicles should take extra precautions to secure their vehicles.

Wade said car thieves are utilizing social media to share information on how to steal Kia and Hyundai vehicles.