Oct 312012

NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas smiles as a child selects a piece of candy in this undated photo from the New Orleans Police Department.

All NOPD district stations — including the Second District at 4317 Magazine Street and the Sixth District at 1930 Martin Luther King Boulevard — will be handing out Halloween candy to children who stop by tonight, thanks to a donation from Walgreens, authorities said.

For details, see the NOPD news release:

Walgreens representatives and Superintendent Ronal Serpas today announced that all NOPD District Stations, as well as Headquarters, will be handing out candy on Halloween night. The candy was generously donated by Walgreens employees as well as by members of the community.

The New Orleans Police Department wants you to have a safe and happy Halloween, so here are a few rules we hope you follow:

1.) Even for pre-teens, it’s advised that at least one parent or guardian go along with kids as they go trick-or-treating door-to-door.

2.) If adults are not accompanying kids, please make sure your child heads out with a group of his/her friends. Safety in numbers.

3.) Trick-or-treaters should stick to neighborhoods where there are a lot of people out and about, and neighborhood streets that are well lit.

4.) Parents or guardians: please check the candies your kids bring home to make sure that all pieces are in their original wrapping paper, and have not been tampered with.

5) Before they head out, plan the route your kids will take around the neighborhood.

6.) Give your child your cell phone so you can call him or her while they’re out trick-or-treating.

A special, first-of-its-kind display will be out in front of NOPD Headquarters tomorrow between 5pm-7pm. Below is a list of our 8 district stations and their locations.

  • Bill

    The giant haul on the table in front of the chief makes it look like the bust of a major candy ring. Put that kid away for good!

  • capt steve

    This is one of the most positive things NOPD has done. For all the problems that have gone through with carjackings, this is a huge serp in showing that NOPD cares about this community.