NOPD ready to hand out 400 bags of Halloween candy!

NEW ORLEANS - NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison and representatives from New Orleans area Walgreens stores announced that all NOPD District Stations will be handing out candy starting on Friday, October 30, 2015.

“This is an opportunity for families to meet the men and women who work in their neighborhoods and patrol their streets,” said NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison. “I encourage everyone to come out, pick up some candy and spend some time with their district patrol officers. I want to thank Walgreens for its continued partnership in this effort.”

Walgreens first partnered with the NOPD in 2010 and has provided candy free of charge each year. This year, New Orleans area Walgreens stores donated over 400 bags of candy which will be available starting Friday, October 30 at 6:00 p.m. at the following locations:

  • First District Station located at 501 North Rampart Street
  • Second District Station located at 4317 Magazine Street
  • Third District Station located at 4650 Paris Avenue
  • Fourth District Station located at 2405 Sanctuary Drive
  • Fifth District Station located 4015 Burgundy Street
  • Sixth District Station located at 1930 Martin Luther King Boulevard
  • Seventh District Station located at 10101 Dwyer Road
  • Eighth District Station located at 334 Royal Street

Due to the weather forecast for the weekend, the City is recommending that residents move Halloween activities, including trick-or-treating, to Friday, October 30, 2015 between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The NOPD encourages the following safety precautions while trick-or-treating:

  • At least one parent or guardian should accompany children and young adults as they go trick-or-treating door-to-door.
  • If adults are not accompanying kids, please make sure your children are with a group of his/her friends.
  • Give your child a cell phone so you can call them while they’re out trick-or-treating.
  • Before they head out, plan the route your kids will take around the neighborhood.
  • Trick-or-treaters should visit neighborhoods where there are a lot of people out and about, and neighborhood streets that are well lit.

Parents or guardians should check the candy your kids bring home to make sure that all pieces are in their original wrapping paper, and have not been tampered with.