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  DRPS and Rogers Kick off Pumpkin Patrol

Oct 17, 2008 14:38 ET

Chief Mike Ewles and members of Rogers joined Grade 2 students at Duffin’s Bay Public School in Ajax to launch the Halloween Pumpkin Patrol. The annual campaign aims to keep children safe as they head out trick-or-treating.

Leading up to Halloween, employees from Rogers and DRP officers will be educating students and parents about street safety and proper costumes through presentations at local schools. The Pumpkin Patrols signature vans will be out on our roads on Halloween night, along with DRPS officers, to ensure the little ones are kept safe. The event has been held Canada wide for the past 24 years.

“Halloween is an exciting time for children, but their safety is always a concern for parents,” says Chief Ewles. “This is why DRPS is proud to partner with Rogers Pumpkin Patrol; together we can educate parents and their children on how to stay safe, but still have fun on the big night.”

Some tips for the big night include taking your time walking from house to house, wearing a reflective band or using a flashlight and choosing face paint instead of masks that may impair vision. For more safety tips visit

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Pumpkin Patrol Kick-off (JPG file, 84.6K bytes)
Chief Ewles talks to the students (JPG file, 79.3K bytes)