Carbondale police looking for “Pumpkin Patrol” volunteers

jack-o-lantern (Source: Pexels/Aleksandar Cvetanovi)
jack-o-lantern (Source: Pexels/Aleksandar Cvetanovi)

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – The City of Carbondale Police Department wants volunteers for their Pumpkin Patrol on Halloween night.

On Monday, October 31, from 5-8 p.m. the police department will sponsor a Halloween safety patrol called “Pumpkin Patrol”. The department has sponsored the Pumpkin Patrol since 1992.

Volunteers wearing orange safety vests and driving vehicles bearing the “Pumpkin Patrol” logo will patrol areas of Carbondale where kids go to “trick or treat.”

Adults are encouraged to accompany children. The volunteers will identify potential hazards to children and provide a place where children can turn if they feel threatened.

Those interested in being on the “Pumpkin Patrol” can contact Officer Randy Mathis at 618-457-3200, extension 402 or send an e-mail to

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