The NOPD coordinated with Walgreens again this year to provide candy to all eight police stations to allow neighborhood kids to positively engage with their local police officers on Halloween (Oct. 31).
Community members are encouraged to stop by the nearest district station to allow kids to trick-or-treat in a safe environment with officers from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the following locations:
1st District: 501 North Rampart St.
2nd District: 3401 Broadway St.
3rd District: 4650 Paris Ave.
4th District: 2405 Sanctuary Dr.
5th District: 3900 N. Claiborne Ave.
6th District: 1930 Martin Luther King Blvd.
7th District: 10101 Dwyer Rd.
8th District: 334 Royal St.
The NOPD encourages the following safety precautions while trick-or-treating:
- Only visit neighborhoods where there are a lot of people out and about and the streets are well lit
- Never enter a stranger’s home
- Always walk on the sidewalks and never take shortcuts through backyards or alleys
- Walk, don’t run during trick-or-treating and look in both directions before crossing the street
- Costumes should be made of light-colored, fireproof material and masks should not be worn if they impair vision
- Wear proper fitting, comfortable costumes and shoes; wigs should be fireproof and should not restrict vision
- At least one parent or guardian should accompany children and young adults as they go door-to-door, and the adult should carry a flashlight
- If adults are not accompanying the group, parents or guardians should make sure their children are with a group of friends; children should not stray from their group
- Parents or guardians should set a specific time limit for their children to be out on Halloween night, and they should plan the route their kids will take in the neighborhood
- Parents or guardians should check all candy to make sure they are in the original wrapping and have not been tampered with; children should never eat any treats until they have been examined
- Residents are asked to take care in large crowds and to report suspicious activity to public safety officials
On behalf of Superintendent Shaun Ferguson and the entire NOPD family, we want to wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween.