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Dover Police Safe Trick Or Treat Event Details 10-21-16


The Dover Police Department is excited to announce its First Annual Safe Trick-or-Treat event.  On October 28th, from 6:00PM-7:30PM, streets surrounding Legislative Mall will be filled with police cars, fire trucks, emergency equipment, local businesses, and organizations as costumed children Trick-or-Treat at each display.  Families will have a chance to meet their local police and fire personnel, explore the vehicles and equipment they use, get to know more about local businesses and organizations and what they offer to the community, all while Trick-or-Treating.

The Dover Police Department has partnered with the Downtown Dover Partnership to provide even more activities for children and families to enjoy the night.  At 5pm, children can register for the Halloween Parade and Contest put on by the Downtown Dover Partnership at Loockerman Way Plaza (126. West Loockerman Street).  The walking parade will depart shortly before 6:00PM and proceed east on Loockerman Street and make a right onto Federal Street where it will end at the Dover Police Trick or Treat event.  The Downtown Dover Partnership will also have a variety of food trucks on site and will provide free activities such as a pumpkin painting station for children.  Entertainment will be provided by DJ Chino with dance performances by En Pointe Studio.  For parade information call 302-678-2940.

As of October 21st, the following organizations and businesses are confirmed to attend and distribute candy and other treats to children.  (Subject to change)
-Downtown Dover Partnership
-Dover Police Department Patrol Vehicles
-Dover Police Department SORT Vehicle
-Dover Police Department Crisis Negotiation Vehicle
-Dover Police Department Motorcycle Unit
-DelDot Pink Snow Plow and Wally the Workzone Warrior
-Delaware State Police Helicopter
-Camden Police Department
-Milford Police Department
-Capitol Police Department
-Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement (DATE)
-Delaware State Fire School
-Dover Fire Department
-Little Creek Fire Department
-Leipsic Fire Department
-DAFB Security Forces
-Chick-Fil-A with Cow Mascot
-TJM Financial Group
-Kent Sussex Community Services
-Keller Williams
-Delaware Technical Community College
-Mission BBQ
-Biggs Museum
-Capitol School District
-United Church
-People’s Place
-Children’s Secret Garden
-Cricket Wireless
-Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
-Loockerman Catering
-Concord Pets
-Buffalo Soldiers M/C
-Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity
-Delaware Stars Youth Hockey
-Eden Hill Medical Center
-Shear Dreams
-Read Aloud Delaware
-more additions expected…

There is no cost for any of the events or activities for attendees.  Each child will receive a custom Dover Police Trick-Or-Treat bag (1st 1,000 kids).  While there is no age limit to attend, we kindly request that only children 13 and under Trick-or-Treat.  Costumes are NOT required unless you wish to be part of the parade and costume judging for prizes .

The roadways surrounding Legislative Mall will be closed to traffic and parking beginning at 5pm to ensure the safest conditions for attendees and allow them to freely explore all the historic area has to offer.  Streets that will be closed include:
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (North and South) from Legislative Avenue to Federal Street and Legislative Avenue and Federal Street between North and South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.