Tampa Police Take to the Streets and Tweets to Keep Trick-Or-Treaters Safe
‘Tweet-Along’ with officers on Halloween using #TweetsOnPatrol
WHAT: Tampa Police officers will take part in a city-wide Halloween operation
WHEN: October 31, 2018 beginning at 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Various neighborhoods
Trick-or-treaters can expect to see a significant police presence in Tampa neighborhoods during Halloween. Chief Brian Dugan launched the “Trick-or-Treat with a Cop” initiative in 2017.
This year, Chief Dugan expanded the initiative to neighborhoods citywide. Officers will take to the streets on foot, two-wheels, and even horseback in residential areas where trick-or-treaters are known to frequent. In addition to keeping a watchful eye, officers will hand out candy to the little ghouls and goblins they meet while on patrol.
Residents can now also ‘tweet-along’ with Tampa Police officers on Halloween using the hashtag #TweetsOnPatrol. The department teamed up with the Alexandria Police Department in Virginia to host the virtual law enforcement ride along on Twitter.
Tampa PD Spokesperson