Boise, Oct. 27, 2010 - Boise
Police will have full patrol teams, plus a few extra out this
Sunday, Halloween night, in what's become a Halloween tradition for
the department; helping to keep the evening safe for kids and
Boise Police will have extra patrols
earlier in the evening on Sunday at are the busiest streets in the
city for trick-or-treaters; Harrison Blvd. and Warm Springs Blvd.
Residents on Harrison tell officers they usually see more than
three-thousand trick or treaters each year.
On Saturday Boise Police will also have
extra patrols on alert for drunk drivers. Saturday is already a
busy night for Boise's downtown entertainment district and added
celebration for the holiday should keep things busy. Extra police
patrols are meant to deter dangerous driving and behavior, and to
keep those who chose to engage in dangerous behavior off the
Evening Halloween (Sunday October 31st) Patrols:
- Harrison Blvd:The Boise Police Mobile Substation will be parked
at Harrison and Resseguie from approx. 5:30 p.m. to approx. 10:00
p.m. on Halloween, Sunday, October 31st. Officers manning the
substation will also be handing out candy to passing
- Warm Springs Blvd:Boise Police will have an extra patrol
officer assigned to cruise Warm Springs Blvd. monitoring both
pedestrian and vehicle traffic.
- RSO's- Boise Police have four officers assigned to
assistProbation & Parole with Operation Lights Out. For more on
Operation Lights Out involving registered sex offenders,
please contact the Ada County Sheriff's Office or the Idaho Dept.
(October 30th) Patrols:
- Free Breathalyzer tests:The Boise Police Mobile Substation will
be parked downtown at 6th & Main Streets from approx.
10:30 until approx 2:00 a.m. offering free breathalyzer tests to
citizens on Saturday night. The free tests are meant to educate
citizens on when alcohol use becomes too much for driving.
- Extra Downtown, Citywide Patrols:Boise Police will have full
teams of officers on foot patrol and in vehicles, working the
downtown entertainment area and on DUI patrol Saturday night.
Halloween Safety Check List:
- First and foremost, parents should accompany their children and
carry a flashlight for safety and visibility.
• Have children wear costumes that are
bright and reflective. Make sure shoes fit well and costumes are
short enough to prevent tripping.
• Consider adding reflective tape or
striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater
• Avoid using simulated knives, guns or
swords. If such props are used, be certain they do not appear
authentic and are soft and flexible to prevent injury.
• Always walk. Never run across a
• Confine, segregate or otherwise
prepare household pets for an evening of frightful sights and
sounds. Be sure that all dogs and cats are wearing collars and
proper identification tags.
• Motorists should remain cautious and
drive slowly. Adult party-goers should have a designated
• Law Enforcement authorities should be
notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.
Release prepared By:
Boise Police Public Information