Trick-or-treat hours in Indianapolis will be from 6 – 8 p.m., Mon., Oct. 31. IMPD is planning extra patrols and enforcement in neighborhoods during that time. Trick-or-treaters can also receive treats from our neighborhood police officers at North District Roll Call from 4-7PM located at 3120 E. 30th St.
Indiana State Police:
The Indiana State Police Museum is calling all witches, goblins, superheroes, and zombies to come trick-or-treat with the Indiana State Police.
Parents, mark your calendar to bring your costumed children to the annual Trunk or Treat from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, Saturday, October 29th at the Indiana State Police Museum, 8660 East 21st Street, Indianapolis, IN.
Troopers and local police officers will be on hand to give out candy from the trunks of cars to all children in costume. There will be games and craft activities for all visitors. Come early though, as our supply of “treats” is limited, but you won’t run out of things to look at in the ISP Museum!
North United Methodist Church:
Looking for a safe place to trick-or-treat this year? North United Methodist Church (3808 N Meridian Street) will host a free Trunk-Or-Treat event on Sunday, October 30th, from 4:30-6:00pm in the north parking lot. Kids of all ages are invited to come in their costumes, play games, enjoy music, collect candy and have fun. This event, hosted by the Mission & Outreach and Children & Families ministries, hopes to serve as a safe place for trick-or-treating for the neighborhood this October.
Interested in being a host “trunk” and hand out candy to the trick-or-treaters? Contact North Church at (317) 924-2612 for more information – prizes will be awarded for decorated trunks!
Meridian Street United Methodist:
Trunk or Treat is coming to Meridian Street (5500 N. Meridian Street)! Mark your calendars for a fun family event on Sunday, October 30 from 4 – 5:30pm in the church’s back parking. This event provides our Meridian Street kids and kids from the neighborhood a safe, fun place to gather treats this Halloween. We’ll have decorated car treat stations, crazy balloon twisters and a bounce house or two for your enjoyment plus a popcorn station and cookie and pumpkin decorating. Dress up or down and grab your treat bag for this howling good time! Be sure to gather your family, friends and neighbors and join us for Trunk or Treat. Contact Elisa Deer for more information on the event or if you would like to participate as a volunteer. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
From IMPD: If you are participating in this year’s Halloween festivities please consider the following safety tips:
- Wear light-colored clothing short enough to prevent tripping and add reflective tape
- Wear fire-resistant costumes
- Make sure children can see well through face masks
- Don’t wear masks or disguises into businesses
- Adults should accompany young children and children with special needs
- Go out in daylight hours if possible or carry a flashlight if you’ll be out after dark
- Motorists are reminded to slow down and be aware of their surroundings
- Only give and accept wrapped or packaged treats
- Examine all treats before allowing children to eat them. If you find a suspicious item, contact police as soon as possible at 327-3811; if injury is involved, dial 911
- Avoid props such as toy guns, which can look real
- Consider block parties instead of trick-or-treating
- Don’t fire guns – it’s illegal and – what goes up, must come down
- Check the weather and have appropriate dress under costumes in the event of cold temperatures
Addiitonal safety tips are available from the Indiana State Police: http://www.in.gov/isp/2900.htm