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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Pumpkin Patrol

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The City of Carbondale Police Department is looking for volunteers this Halloween.  On Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the police department will be sponsoring a Halloween safety patrol called “Pumpkin Patrol”.  The police department has sponsored the Pumpkin Patrol since 1992.

Volunteers wearing orange safety vests and driving vehicles bearing the “Pumpkin Patrol” logo will be patrolling areas of our community where kids participate in Halloween activities.  A background check will be completed on all applicants prior to being accepted for the patrol.  Volunteers will also be required to wear COVID masks or face coverings at all times and have their temperatures checked prior to patrol activities.

Although we strongly encourage adults to accompany children, the volunteers will be on “Pumpkin Patrol” to identify any potential hazards to children and provide a place where children can turn if they feel threatened.  Please help us make Halloween safe and enjoyable for our children again this year.

If you are interested in being on the "Pumpkin Patrol" contact Officer Randy Mathis at 618-457-3200, extension 402,  at rmathis@explorecarbondale.com  or Sgt. Doug Wilson at 618-457-3200 EXT/446.


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