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Patrolling on Halloween: Keeping Kids Safe in the Streets

After being all but cancelled due to the global pandemic in 2020, 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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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