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Safety first on Halloween, says Parma Mayor, Police Chief

10/28/2013 Download PDF

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Contact: Jeannie Roberts (440) 885-8181 (216) 346-9935

PARMA, Ohio - The Parma Police Department will be adding extra vehicle and foot patrols on Halloween night to ensure safety of trick-or-treaters. Trick or treating in Parma is scheduled for Halloween night, Thursday, from 6-8 p.m.

“Our goal is a safe and happy Halloween for the kids and parents who take them out trick-ortreating,” said Mayor Tim DeGeeter. “I encourage drivers to be extra watchful for kids in the street and to drive slowly.”

Between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m. on Halloween, PPD’s Traffic Unit will be patrolling city neighborhoods to handle any traffic issues that arise, and the Target Oriented Patrol officers will be watching for any suspicious people or activity.

Parma’s uniformed Auxiliary officers will also be patrolling the city. The Parma Auxiliary Police have been helping the Parma Police Department on Halloween night for the past several years. Auxiliary police will also be providing service to Parma Heights.

“This increase in patrols should double the normal number of officers on the road and help ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable Halloween evening,” said Police Chief Bob Miller.

In regards to increasing police patrols on Halloween night, Mayor DeGeeter said, “I applaud the extra efforts of our Police Department, utilizing extra manpower from the Auxiliary Police in an effort to make sure everyone has a safe and happy Halloween experience.”