Carbondale Police Seeking Volunteers for ‘Pumpkin Patrol’

Carbondale Police Seeking Volunteers for ‘Pumpkin Patrol’

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Police Department is looking for volunteers for their “Pumpkin Patrol” this Halloween.

On October 31, 2020, from 4 to 8 p.m., the police department will sponsor the safety patrol with volunteers wearing orange safety vests and driving vehicles bearing the “Pumpkin Patrol” logo patrolling areas of the community where kids participate in Halloween activities.

A background check will be completed on all applicants prior to being accepted for the patrol. Volunteers will also be required to wear COVID masks or face coverings at all times and have their temperatures checked prior to patrol activities.

Carbondale Police said they encourage adults to accompany children, but the volunteers will regardless identify any potential hazards to children and provide a place where they can turn if they feel threatened.

If interested in being on the “Pumpkin Patrol,” contact Officer Randy Mathis at 618-457-3200, extension 402, at rmathis@explorecarbondale.com or Sgt. Doug Wilson at 618-457-3200 Ext. 446.

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