As always, the Drumheller RCMP is committed to keeping our community safe and that is especially true on Halloween.
While our youth are going door to door in their best costumes on the lookout for candy, the RCMP will be there too.
"We will always have extra patrols out on Halloween, just with the number of kids walking around there are always safety concerns. As the years have gone on, more and more parents have are aware to make sure their kids are following safe practices, or going out with the children. We frequently see a lot of parents out walking the streets with their kids," explained acting Detachment Commander Corporal Gerald Sherk.
He went on to say that the spooky season should also be a safe season.
"We just want to encourage people to do the safe thing when they are out walking in the dark: making sure they are wearing bright coloured clothing, they are obeying traffic lights and they are not crossing in the middle of blocks where cars might not see them, making sure the kids are staying in groups and not getting left somewhere," continued Sherk.
While Halloween has been known to cause mischief in a small town, Sherk said that is not the case for Drumheller.
"Drumheller is a nice small community and where everybody tends to know each other. Typically, Halloween is actually pretty quiet for us. It is usually about families enjoying themselves and kids going out and having fun," concluded Sherk.