Kingston Police Community Volunteers to Go on Pumpkin Patrol

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Once again this Halloween, Kingston Police Community Volunteers will be on the streets to keep the evening safe and fun for trick-or-treaters.

Beginning at 6pm on October 31st, approximately 40 volunteers and St. Lawrence College Police Foundations students wearing traffic vests will be patrolling throughout the city on foot or in police vehicles. The St. Lawrence students will be on patrol until 10:00pm while Community Volunteers will stay out for as long as required.

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Kingston Police have also posted some Halloween safety tips for both children and their parents:

  • Children should walk, not run, from house to house and stay on the sidewalk or at the side of road, facing traffic. They should only cross the road at the corner and look both ways before crossing.
  • Choose costumes that are loose enough to be worn over warm clothing, but not baggy enough that children trip over them.
  • Have an adult look over candy. “If in doubt, trash it” and contact Kingston Police.

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