LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's been one month since police say juveniles caused chaos at Mall St. Matthews.

Officers say as many as 2,000 teens were at Mall St. Matthews on the night of Dec. 26. They say a "sizable number" of those juveniles were running through stores, fighting, and harassing shoppers and police.

The general manager of Mall St. Matthews has issued a statement updating the public on the effectiveness of security restrictions imposed at Mall St. Matthews and Oxmoor Center earlier this year.

Beginning Saturday, Jan. 2, the malls imposed the "Parental Guidance Required" program, which required that, after 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, all mall visitors age 17 and under be accompanied by a parent or supervising adult who is at least 21 years old. 

Security officers were also on-hand to check IDs.

Executive Director of St. Matthews Chamber of Commerce, Mike Chesser, said he's seen a great improvement since the new policy was put in place.

"I hear great things from (chamber) members as well as our local law enforcement in St. Matthews that things are in much better shape," said Chesser.  "The environment on a Friday or Saturday night is much more conducive to families shopping and dollars being spent in their mall."

On Tuesday, David Jacoby, general manager at Mall St. Matthews issued this statement regarding the effectiveness of the restrictions:

"Mall St. Matthews and Oxmoor Center initiated a temporary Parental Guidance Required program on January 2, 2016. Since the program's inception there have been no major issues and it seems to be going well. In terms of the program's impact on the businesses within the mall, its simply too early to tell whether the program has had any impact. We sincerely thank the police department, the mayor's office, the community, and our retailers for their continued support of the program and we'll continue to monitor the need to keep it in place."

Chesser also said St. Matthews police have increased presence on snow days or federal holidays when they know more juveniles might be at the mall.

"It's my understanding they're enforcing those policies even on those days when it's not necessarily a Friday or Saturday night," he said.

St. Matthews Police say in the past month, they've only been called to Mall St. Matthews for things like "petty theft."

Mall owners, General Growth Properties, did not return our calls.

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