Trick or Treaters will see BATTS Friday eve - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Trick or Treaters will see BATTS Friday eve

SPOKANE, Wash. - Representatives from seven area law enforcement agencies will be out in force on All Hollow's Eve again this year, working to reduce vehicle-pedestrian collisions and providing positive contacts with local children and their parents.

BATTS, or Bringing Area Trick-or-Treater Safety, is a program started by the Spokane County Sheriff's traffic unit three years ago.  Its goal is to increase Halloween Night safety by making face-to-face safety contacts between children and area police, troopers and deputy sheriffs.

Local businesses have donated thousands of dollars which were used to purchase pallets of candy and glow sticks, glow necklaces and glow bracelets. 

Pedestrian collisions on Halloween have been virtually eliminated since the inception of the program, and having extra police BATTS patrols in neighborhoods may have reduced other criminal activity that night as well.

Children who encounter BATTS patrols are invited to sit in patrol cars which helps them overcome fears about contacting police in an emergency.  Parent chaperones get a few minutes to visit with officers as well.

Law enforcement agencies participating in the program this year include the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, Spokane Police Department, Washington State Patrol, Airway Heights Police, Liberty Lake Police, Medical Lake Police and the Spokane Valley Police.

 

 

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