We are pleased to announce that the fourth annual Marshfield Police Department’s Kids Kandy Patrol program will again take place during Marshfield’s Trick-or-Treat hours of 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2012.
The Kids Kandy Patrol program this year will involve patrol cars and a fire department squad or ambulance visiting various neighborhoods throughout the city of Marshfield for the purpose of providing Halloween candy to children in a safe environment.
Through contacts with Ministry Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network (CMN), children will be selected to participate. Each of them will ride along with an officer or firefighter in selected areas of the city. The squad cars or fire department vehicle will stop on the side of the streets where there are children participating in trick-or-treat activities, and the emergency lights will be turned on. The officer/firefighter and child will exit the vehicle and hand out candy at that time.
We are pleased that Ministry Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and CMN have chosen to participate in this program which is designed to promote a trusted and lasting relationship between police officers, firefighters, and the children of our community.
We would like to recognize and thank V&H Heavy Truck, Ministry Health Care, the Marshfield Professional Police Association, Marshfield Professional Firefighters Association, and Wal-Mart for providing a generous donation of candy for this event.
The following are some important safety tips for children to follow when trick-or-treating.
• Never go out alone.
• Always stay in a familiar neighborhood with a group that includes an adult.
• Never take a ride from a stranger or enter a stranger’s house.
• Always examine the treats before eating them.
• Always dress in light-colored costumes.
• Carry a flashlight so drivers can see you more easily.
TEXTING TIP LINE
The Marshfield Police Department, Wood County Crime Stoppers, and the Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth have created the “Texting Tip Line”. The texting tip line gives children and adults the ability to text in tips of alcohol, drug, and criminal violations while remaining completely anonymous and being eligible for a cash reward.
Just dial 274637 (CRIMES) and begin your text message with the key word WCCS.
Wood County Crimes Stoppers has also created a page through Facebook. Please “Like” Crime stoppers and refer back to get the latest news and to assist law enforcement in identifying suspects of various crimes.