City of Detroit needs volunteers for Angels Night patrols, expanded activities

Posted at 6:07 PM, Oct 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-27 18:07:03-04

The City of Detroit is in need of candy for Halloween activities at police precincts, fire stations and recreation centers. 

With less fires the city is expanding Angel’s Night in hopes to promote more family-friendly activities on Halloween.

Volunteers are needed. Vacant structures will be watched from October 29-31. 

The city says all minors age 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (with identification) from 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29 to 6:00 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, and from 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30 to 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31.          

How to Get involved
The Angels’ Night campaign includes several ways in which volunteers can get involved.  Individuals may: 

  • Donate candy for the various Halloween activities at City facilities. Individuals may drop off bags of individually wrapped candy at any of the Police precincts and Detroit Public Safety Headquarters. 
  • Watch Their Block – Volunteers are asked to carefully watch their block from their porch or window and be on the lookout for anything out of the ordinary. 
  • Patrol A Neighborhood – Volunteer teams of two or more people patrol a two- to three-block radius around their neighborhoods or are assigned to patrol a specific neighborhood. 
  • Turn on Their Porch Light – Volunteers are asked to turn on their porch lights, or any outdoor lights, between dusk and dawn.