CARBONDALE — Carbondale Police are looking for volunteers who would be interested in working the police department’s sponsored Halloween safety patrol called “Pumpkin Patrol.” It will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. The police department has sponsored the Pumpkin Patrol since 1992.
Volunteers wearing orange safety vests and driving vehicles bearing the “Pumpkin Patrol” logo will patrol areas of Carbondale where kids participate in “trick or treat.” Although police strongly encourage adults to accompany children, the volunteers will conduct “Pumpkin Patrols” to identify any potential hazards to children and provide a place where children can turn if they feel threatened. Please help police make trick-or-treating safe and enjoyable for children in Carbondale again this year.
If you are interested in being on the “Pumpkin Patrol,” contact Officer Randy Mathis at 457-3200, extension 402.