Jefferson county sheriff’s office helps keep kids safe during Halloween


JEFFERSON CO, Ala (WIAT) — Halloween night is a very busy night for law enforcement. 

The Jefferson county sheriff’s office said on Halloween or Halloween weekend, they get noise complaint calls and kids wrapping homes or egging cars. 

That’s why they love neighborhoods like Letson Farms in McCalla, that organizes Halloween trick-or-treating with the help of the neighborhood watch and have the sheriff’s office help. 

Every creature and character you could think of was out in the streets this Halloween.

As the kids were dodging for treats, Corporal Kenneth Bailey served as their body guard.

“We’re here for their safety. We’re not here to put someone in jail or chasing bad guys. We’re just showing a presence that we’re here, as parents ourselves, making sure they’re safe,” said Corporal Bailey. 

Kids with glow lights and reflective gear is recommended, but when he’s not watching out for the kids, he’s also talking to concerned parents.

One parent reported to Corporal Bailey a child was missing but was later found during their conversation. 

“It  makes me feel safer and being blocked off and not get run over, is great,” said Cynde Martin, a mom. 

“It is safe. I like that they have patrols and they don’t let anyone else safety is big during Halloween,” said Monica Horne, a mom from Jefferson County. 

At least 1500 kid were predicted at this Halloween event at Letson Farms. 

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