Oct 27, 2023: GOHS covers overtime expenses for extra Halloween patrol

GOHS LOGO Opens in new windowIn preparation for Halloween, the Prescott Valley Police Department is conducting extensive extra traffic and DUI patrol on Tuesday, October 31st. Overtime expenses for extra officers on the streets are provided through a grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

Due to heavier pedestrian traffic on October 31st, patrol officers will be focusing especially in high pedestrian areas. There will be a zero tolerance on all offenses, whether vehicle, pedestrian, or bicycle.

We want to remind parents of Halloween safety tips as they prepare for the holiday:

  • PLAN a trick-or-treating route in familiar neighborhoods with well-lit streets. Avoid unfamiliar neighborhoods, streets that are isolated, or homes that are poorly lit inside or outside. 
  • NEVER send young children out alone. They should always be accompanied by a parent or another trusted adult. Older children should always travel in groups.
  • ALWAYS walk younger children to the door to receive treats and don’t let children enter a home unless you are with them. 
  • BE SURE children do not approach any vehicle, occupied or not, unless you are with them.
  • DISCUSS basic pedestrian safety rules that children should use when walking to and from houses.
  • CONSIDER organizing a home or community party as an alternative to “trick-or-treating.”
  • MAKE sure children know their home phone number and address in case you get separated. Teach children how to call 911 in an emergency.
  • TEACH children to say “NO!” or “This is not my mother/father” in a loud voice if someone tries toget them to go somewhere, accept anything other than a treat, or leave with them. And teach them that they should make every effort to get away by kicking, screaming, and resisting.
  • REMIND children to remain alert and report suspicious incidents to parents and/or law enforcement. 

If you see something, say something! We all play a role in keeping our community safe.

Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, and 911 for emergencies. Yavapai Silent witness is 1-800-932-3232.


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