To protect and serve and hand out chocolate.
Lansdale Police Officers will be ramping up patrols on borough streets on Halloween, but they will also get in the spirit and hand out candy to children trick-or-treating.
According to a press release, Chief Robert McDyre said there is a purpose for these efforts.
“This kind of interaction between children and officers is valuable because it promotes a positive exchange that can lead to a child’s ease regarding future contacts with the police when the child or someone he/she knows needs help,” McDyre said.
McDyre said that parents should ensure young children are supervised by a responsible adult while they are trick-or-treating and that all drivers slow down and be alert to children crossing streets.