Carbondale police looking for 'Pumpkin Patrol' volunteers

Pumpkin Patrol returns to Carbondale, IL
Updated: Oct. 2, 2017 at 4:00 PM CDT
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CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - The City of Carbondale is looking for volunteers this Halloween.

On Tuesday, October 31, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the police department will be sponsoring a Halloween safety patrol called "Pumpkin Patrol." They've sponsored the event since 1992.

Volunteers wearing orange safety vests and driving vehicles with a "Pumpkin Patrol" logo will be patrolling areas of the community where kids participate in trick-or-treat.

Although police strongly encourage adults to accompany children, the volunteers will be on "Pumpkin Patrol" to be on the look-out for hazards and to provide a place where children can turn if they feel threatened.

If you're interested in being on the "Pumpkin Patrol," you can contact Officer Randy Mathis at 618-457-3200, extension 402.

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