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Santa Maria Police Department to host inaugural trunk-or-treat event

Posted at 5:46 PM, Oct 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-29 23:58:15-04

The Santa Maria Police Department is hosting its first trunk-or-treat event for families in the area.

The department encourages families and children to dress up in their Halloween costumes for an early evening of trick-or-treating out of the decorated trunks of police cars.

Kids will even get to hang out with police officers and take pictures with some of the vehicles on location, like a motorcycle and patrol cars.

The trunk-or-treat event is held as a safe alternative to regular trick-or-treating, by joining community members together for what typically is done door-to-door.

“We wanted to have something for the community to get everybody involved let the kids have a safe and fun environment to spend time with officers but also trick or treat and get candy,” said Officer Monique Sandoval from the Santa Maria Police Department.

The inaugural trunk-or-treat event will be held on October 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Santa Maria Police Department located at 1111 W. Betteravia Road.