Tempe Police Department
October 25, 2012
Contact: Sgt. Tim Bulson 480-858-2339
Tempe Police want community members to enjoy Halloween and the ASU Homecoming Game weekend – responsibly and safely.
The Tempe Police Department, in partnership with the East Valley DUI Task Force and GOHS, will be conducting saturation patrols between, Friday, October 26th and Saturday, November 3rd.
Sgt. Tim Bulson of the Tempe PD Traffic Bureau stated, “We expect a high volume of vehicular and pedestrian traffic in and around the East Valley. With Halloween being midweek we are preparing for a busy weekend resulting from pre-Halloween parties. We are also expecting a high volume of traffic and pedestrian traffic for the ASU Homecoming weekend.”
As we do every year, Tempe will be participating with our EAST DUI Task Force Partners: Chandler PD, Scottsdale PD, MCSO, DPS, Gilbert PD, Mesa PD and ASU PD. Tempe is hosting the East Valley DUI Task Force on Halloween night, October 31st at the Tempe Fire Training Facility, 1340 E. University Drive.
Patrol Units will be visible in our neighborhoods and on City streets. Motor Officers and the DUI Task Force will be deployed to curb driving under the influence and aggressively targeting underage drinking across our entire community.
Safety Tips Courtesy of Tempe PD’s Traffic Bureau Officers
• Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin.
• Before drinking, designate a sober driver, and leave your car keys at home. If you’re impaired, take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use Public Transportation, so you are sure to get home safely.
• If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact your local law enforcement.
Safety Tips to Help Protect Trick or Treaters in our Neighborhoods
• Place reflective tape on costumes and provide flashlights for visibility
• Stick close to your children if they do Trick or Treat
• Remind children never to get in a car with a stranger or go into a strangers home
• Plan to trick or treat only at homes of friends or family
• Adults should carefully check all treats before they are eaten
• Assure cell phones are fully charged
• Stay on the sidewalk – don’t jaywalk
• STAY ALERT AND WATCH FOR CARS!
Tempe Police Department Non-Emergency Line: 480-350-8311
In case of Emergency: Call 9-1-1