Spokane Police Trick-or-Treat to Kids

By Paige Browning

For Halloween this year, the Spokane Police Department is trying to make the night less scary for kids.
 
Police officers- in real uniforms, not costumes- will hand out candy at three trick-or-treat stations tonight in Spokane. From 4:00-7:00 p.m. they’ll be at the downtown precinct on west Riverside, at Riverpark Square, and at Northtown Mall.
 
And for kids who can’t make it out to trick-or-treat because they are in the hospital this year, cops are coming to deliver special treats. Captain Judi Carl says the idea came from officers at the downtown precinct.
 
Carl: “And how cool to be some poor kid in the hospital on Halloween, and you get trick-or-treated by some cops, who bring you kinds of this cool stuff. What a great community outreach. You know, is it out catching robbers, no. But is it making a difference in the community? Yeah, it’s still making a difference in the community.”
 
Police will visit five hospitals including Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery and Shriners Hospital.
 
For those going door to door, the police department reminds kids to watch for motorists, and use a flashlight so they are more visible.
 
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