Farmington, N.M. – The Farmington Police Department is bringing a fun, new Halloween activity to the community — reverse trick-or-treating! Parents can download and print FPD’s pumpkin coloring page at fpdnm.org or pick up a copy in FPD’s lobby Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Kids are invited to use their imaginations to create spooktacular jack-o’-lanterns then hang them on their front door. While Farmington police officers are out patrolling, they’ll also be hunting for those pumpkins! The officers will leave a bag of treats and a sticker on each pumpkin they find.
Chief Hebbe explained, “Halloween looks a little different this year due to the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean it’s been canceled or we can’t have fun. It’s important for our community to continue to be positive for our kids and show them that we can still have a fun and memorable time.”
Farmington officers will be delivering goodies to homes displaying their decorated pumpkins from Wednesday, October 28, until Wednesday, November 4. FPD asks that everyone only decorates one pumpkin per child in the house, so they’re able to get treat bags to as many children as possible.
The community’s safety is of the utmost importance to FPD, therefore, candy deliveries will include little to no contact, and FPD employees and volunteers will prepare all treat bags in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices.
For citizens who live in more rural areas, FPD is asking them to bring their decorated pumpkins into the police department lobby at 900 Municipal Dr.
And don’t forget to show off those decorated pumpkins! FPD wants to see them posted on social media with the hashtag #FPDpumpkins! For questions or concerns, please contact Public Information Officer Nicole Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.