|Stafford Sheriff’s Office Increases Halloween Patrols|
|By Public Information Officer Amanda Vicinanzo|
|October 31, 2019|
Stafford VA. The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office will have additional deputies patrolling the neighborhoods of Stafford County on Halloween evening, Thursday, October 31, 2019, to ensure that trick-or-treaters have a safe night.
In addition, the Sheriff’s Office will offer candy screening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Stafford Courthouse located at 1300 Courthouse Road. Please note: The x-ray process can only detect the presence of pins, needles or other metallic objects.
The Sheriff’s Office will also be participating in a Halloween “Tweet Along.” Follow us on social media at #SCSOTweetsOnPatrol.
The Sheriff’s Office is recommending that trick-or-treaters follow these Halloween safety tips:
• Drug-laced edibles are legal in some states. Have an adult inspect the ingredient label of any off brand candy you are unfamiliar with.
“The safety of the community is our number one priority,” said Sheriff David P. Decatur. “We will have a visible presence throughout the county on Halloween to ensure trick-or-treaters enjoy a safe and fun-filled evening. The men and women of the Stafford Sheriff’s Office will be working around the clock to keep the community safe.”