On Tuesday, October 31, the Antioch Police Department invites the community to join them for a free fun and safe Halloween event.
The event is scheduled between 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm on Oct. 31 at the Antioch Police Community Room (300 L Street) and is aimed at youths 12-and-under.
Antioch Police Chief Tammany Brooks is excited for the community to see the efforts of his staff.
“I am proud of my staff and the great event that they have put together yet again this year. It’s an opportunity to provide a safe place to get some Halloween treats, but allows youths to interact with our offices in a fun environment,” said Brooks.
He explained that the haunted house is a little more elaborate from last year as they have added to it while admitting they learned from last year and made it better while still being age appropriate.
“My favorite part of this event is seeing the joy in the kids’ faces as they interact with our staff. It really is a great event and the outreach to our youth is an enjoyment to watch. I am just so happy to be a part of it,” said Brooks.
The event will also feature the SWAT team, its vehicles, K9’s and a haunted house. There will also be a bag of goodies for the first 500 kids. Face Painting will be available by Wandie from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
The event is aimed to allow the police department to connect with the youth and families of Antioch to get to know them in a different setting as opposed on the streets.
If you attend, police are asking for no inappropriate costumes be worn as well as no replica firearms or weapons (that look realistic) be brought to the event.