City of Carbondale, Illinois
October 6, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale Police Department is looking for volunteers. On Monday, October 31, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the police department will be sponsoring a Halloween safety patrol called "Pumpkin Patrol". The department has sponsored the Pumpkin Patrol since 1992.
Volunteers wearing orange safety vests and driving vehicles bearing the "Pumpkin Patrol" logo will be patrolling areas of our community where kids go to "trick or treat". Although we strongly encourage adults to accompany children, the volunteers will identify potential hazards to children and provide a place where children can turn if they feel threatened.
If you are interested in being on the "Pumpkin Patrol" contact Officer Randy Mathis at 618-457-3200, Extension 402 or send an e-mail to [email protected]
The mission of the Carbondale Police Department is to work in partnership with our community to preserve life, protect human rights, protect property and improve quality of life by providing police service to all in a fair, sensitive and professional manner.