Fort Leonard Wood officials will have additional enforcement for on post trick or treating

Fort Leonard Wood officials are working to make sure this evening’s trick-or-treating on post is a safe and incident-free event for all. According to James Stewart, Directorate of Emergency Services chief of police, the community can expect to see additional law enforcement officers throughout the housing areas during the trick-or-treat hours of 6 to 8 o’clock this evening. More than 30 soldiers from the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence NCO Academy will be out and about this evening to assist law enforcement with walking patrols throughout the housing areas. U. S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood Safety Manager Don Busbice offers some additional tips to keep everyone safe.
For drivers, he advises that they be alert for trick-or-treaters, and continually scan the road in areas where children are likely to be present or where sight distances are limited. Because pedestrian traffic increases on Halloween, drivers should slow down and watch for people crossing the road or darting out from behind parked cars. bushes, or shrubs. Just as importantly, drivers should put their phones down while driving. As an extra measure of safety, parents may want to bring their children’s candy to be X-rayed from 6 to 10 o’clock in the Radiology Department of the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital.