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Parma puts safety first on Halloween

October 15, 2012

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.

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

Between the hours of 6 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.

According to Captain Joe Manning of the Parma Police Department, 12 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.

“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 Captain Manning.

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.”