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3 Reminders for Police on "Toy" and "Replica" Weapons as Halloween Approaches
For years now, bad guys have been painting guns in neon colors to look like toys, while so-called "toys" have become so realistic that they're virtually indistinguishable from the real thing—especially in rapidly unfolding, high-stress situations.
October 21, 2022
Patrolling on Halloween: Keeping Kids Safe in the Streets
Halloween—the biggest costume party on the planet—is once again upon us. Police officers nationwide are preparing to protect kids of all ages from themselves, each other, and all manner of potential public safety threats.
October 29, 2021
Off-Duty Chicago Officer Arrested on Suspicion of Assault on Uniformed Officer
An off-duty officer with the Chicago Police Department has been arrested on suspicion of assault on a uniformed officer with Chicago PD in the early morning hours on Halloween night.
November 8, 2019
Indiana Department Partners with Minor League Baseball Team for Halloween
Officers with the South Bend (IN) Police Department partnered with the South Bend Cubs—the Class-A minor league affiliate of the Chicago Cubs—for a Halloween event for kids in the area to have a safe place to Trick-or-Treat on Monday night.
October 30, 2019
Texas Department Warns of THC-Laced Halloween Candy
The Edinburg (TX) Police Department has issued a warning to local parents and guardians that they should be on the lookout for THC-laced candy on Halloween.
October 25, 2019
Mississippi Department Giving Away Halloween Costumes to Families
The West Point (MS) Police Department has taken "shop with a cop" to another level, purchasing thousands of Halloween costumes with the intent to give them away to families who otherwise could not afford to outfit their kids for the annual tradition of Trick-or-Treating.
October 25, 2019
Policing On Halloween: Balancing Safety and Fantasy
Let's review some of the things that make patrolling on the final day of October unlike any other day of the year.
October 25, 2019
Washington Police Investigating Straight Pins Found in Trick-or-Treat Candy
The Omak (WA) Police Department is investigating after two different families reported finding straight pins in trick-or-treat candy handed out to their children on Halloween.
November 2, 2018
Video: Georgia Trooper's Touching Gesture Helps Orphaned Siblings
A Georgia State Patrol Trooper went above and beyond the call of duty after four Morgan County children lost both of their parents as they were getting ready to trick-or-treat Saturday.
November 5, 2015
Detroit Woman's Halloween Decoration Prompts Repeated Police Visits
Larethia Haddon said Detroit police showed up to her home Tuesday, the first day she placed a dummy face down in her front yard as a Halloween decoration. Officers came back to her house on Wednesday and Thursday after receiving more calls.
October 12, 2015
Halloween Canceled in Northeastern Pennsylvania Mountains Because of Frein Manhunt
The ongoing manhunt in northeastern Pennsylvania for the suspect in the deadly state police ambush last month has scrapped plans for trick-or-treating Friday and what would have been the 50th anniversary of a beloved Halloween parade.
October 30, 2014
National Guard Troops Volunteer to Stop Devils Night Arson in Detroit
Some are wearing their uniforms while they take part in the anti-arson watch that started Wednesday night and continues through Friday; others are in plain clothes, National Guard Lt. Ross Wallace said Wednesday.
October 29, 2008
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