The spooky season is creeping up on us and Northamptonshire Police would like to remind its communities that its officers will be working to discourage anti-social behaviour and ensure a safe Halloween and Bonfire Night for everyone.
The annual Operation Pumpkin campaign aims to prevent problems and promote safety around Halloween and Bonfire Night, with members of the public encouraged to play their part in ensuring an enjoyable evening for the entire community – including those who may wish not to take part.
Dedicated high visibility police patrols will be deployed to deter anti-social behaviour, engage with communities and visit areas which have seen issues in previous years.
Neighbourhood Policing Inspector, Dave Wakeman said: “We understand Halloween and Bonfire Night is an enjoyable time of year for many people, and we don’t want to stop you having a good time. However we’d like to remind everyone to behave in a responsible manner, and appreciate that not everyone wants to participate.
“What may seem like a bit of harmless fun can actually have a distinct impact on people and local communities. All the teams across Northamptonshire Police will be working hard to prevent and deter anti-social behaviour, and to provide reassurance and enforcement where necessary.
“We understand this has been a tough year for everyone due to Covid-19, however we want everyone to enjoy Halloween and Bonfire Night responsibly to make sure everyone has a good experience, including those who would prefer not to take part.
“Please take the time to talk with children about good trick or treat behaviour and how to stay safe, and explain that the ‘No trick or treat’ posters mean you shouldn’t knock at that house.”