Deputy Chief Sherry Whiteway and members of Rogers Television joined Grade 2 students from Sunset Heights Public School in Oshawa to launch the 2009 Halloween Pumpkin Patrol. The annual campaign aimed at keeping children safe as they head out trick-or-treating was held at the Kid’s Safety Village in Whitby. The event has been held Canada wide for more than 24 years.
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 Patrol’s signature red vans will be out on our roads on Halloween night, along with DRPS officers.
Deputy Whiteway says DRP and members from Rogers will work hard to keep everyone safe this Halloween, as they head out for a night of fun. She reminds everyone to look for DRP cruisers and Rogers vans if they need any help.
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 click here.
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Deputy Whiteway Chats with Students about Halloween Safety (JPG file, 75.2K bytes)
2009 Pumpkin Patrol Group Shot (JPG file, 106.7K bytes)