The Battle Creek Police Department is seeking donations of candy, and money to buy candy, in preparation for their upcoming Trunk-or-Treat event.

In a release, the City says that money, and candy in it’s original, sealed, store-bought packaging only, can be dropped off at the BCPD front desk between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Money can also be sent to the Battle Creek Police Department Law Enforcement Community Project Fund, a fund of the Battle Creek Community Foundation. 

Please make checks payable to BCCF/PDLAW and mail to Battle Creek Community Foundation, 32 W. Michigan Ave., Suite 1, Battle Creek, MI 49017.

The fourth annual Trunk-or-Treat event will take place at the BCPD at 20 N. Division St, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on Halloween (Monday, October 31).

For those who plan on trick-or-treating on Halloween, the police offer a few tips to keep people safe:

  • Never allow children to trick or treat alone. Ensure that older children trick or treat with friends. Adults always should accompany younger children.
  • Accompany children to the door of every house you visit.
  • Children should never enter a home without a parent’s permission.
  • Never let children approach a vehicle, occupied or not.
  • Make sure that children carry glow sticks, flash lights or wear reflective clothing.
  • Make sure children know never to approach a house that is not well-lit or does not have a porch or other outside light.
  • Children should never cut through fields or alleys without an adult.
  • Parents should inspect all treats and dispose of any that appear to have been opened, tampered with, or are not wrapped.
  • Only trick or treat in familiar neighborhoods.
  • Report any suspicious activity observed on Halloween by calling 911.