Donations sought for Pumpkin Patrol

Derrell Davidson of Bug Masters donates goodies for the 43rd annual Pumpkin Patrol. Donations are still being accepted.

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Derrell Davidson of Bug Masters donates goodies for the 43rd annual Pumpkin Patrol. Donations are still being accepted.

KINGMAN – The Kingman Police Explorer’s Post #47 is accepting donations for the 43rd annual Pumpkin Patrol.

Donations can be dropped off or mailed to the Kingman Police Department at 2730 E. Andy Devine Ave., to the attention of the Pumpkin Patrol.

The Pumpkin Patrol has been a time honored tradition. On Halloween night,

Kingman Police Department provides additional patrol to area neighborhoods. This special patrol is identified by the pumpkins and other Halloween decorations attached to police department vehicle lights.

The Pumpkin Patrol is comprised of patrol officers, police explorers and volunteers who hand out bags of candy to trick-or-treaters helping to foster a more trusting relationship between law enforcement and community members.

The added eyes and ears on Halloween night help to ensure the safety of the children and curtail much of the mischief that is often associated with Halloween festivities.

Donations are down this year, said Tiffany Reed of the KPD. Monetary donations can be made out to the Kingman Police Explorer Post #47 and should be received no later than Friday, Oct. 21 to allow time to purchase candy.

Individually wrapped candy can be dropped off at the KPD no later than Wednesday to be prepared for the event.

This event is possible because of the generous donations from the community, and organizers are grateful for the support.