6814DC Police Continue to Host Halloween Safe Haven Parties
- Oct 31, 2009
DC Police Continue to Host Halloween Safe Haven Parties
The Metropolitan Police Department will host Halloween Safe Haven parties around the city to offer
a community-friendly option for the city's youth.
The events are grant funded. Officers began planning the annual events in October 2002, leading up
to Halloween prior to the arrest of the so-called D.C. Sniper suspects. The parties were designed to
ease fears and allow families an indoor option for trick or treaters. Seven years later, officers look
forward to hosting these events to meet and greet the youngest community members.
Each police station will host an event in addition to a new event this year at Bald Eagle Recreation
center in Southeast Washington, where officers and Recreation Center staff will host youth boxing
demonstrations to highlight a successful after-school program aimed at showing local youth an
alternative to violence.
For more information, visit the Metropolitan Police Department's website,
www.mpdc.dc.gov/halloweenor dial the police hotline for information on youth events, 202-Im-