Posted on 30th October 2018
With Halloween now only a day away, our police cadets have been out on patrol around Derby helping residents to feel safe.
Last week, on Thursday, October 25, 50 cadets aged between 10 and 18 years, were in Mackworth, Allestree and Chaddesden, distributing leaflets and talking to residents about Halloween and how some simple steps can help ensure it stays a fun night.
The Derbyshire Volunteer Police Cadet Scheme is aimed at 10 to 18 year olds who wish to have an insight into the police and are keen to be involved in a police-orientated youth group working alongside their local communities.
PC Laura Robins, Derbyshire volunteer police cadet co-ordinator, explained: “We realise that Halloween brings very mixed views for people. Of course it can be fun to dress up and go ‘trick or treating’ but for some it is not so fun as they worry about answering the door to strangers and anti-social behaviour.
“The cadets volunteered their time to distribute leaflets and advice to try and help ensure that people can have fun without worrying others.”
The advice given includes:
- To go ‘trick or treating’ with an adult and to visit houses of friends and relatives who know you are coming
- Don’t knock on stranger’s doors
- Keep Halloween ‘tricks’ safe and don’t scare or hurt others
- Don’t answer the door if you are not expecting a caller
- Consider displaying one of ‘no trick or treater’ leaflets attached above
- Don’t cause damage to people’s homes or property.
Our policing Safer Neighbourhood teams across the county will be out and about tomorrow night on patrol, so if you see them don’t be shy, go up and speak to them.
For more information on volunteering opportunities with Derbyshire police visit www.derbyshire.police.uk/careers