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Police increasing patrol for Halloween

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PERRYSBURG, OH (Toledo News Now) - The Perrysburg Police Department will be patrolling on bicycles once again for Halloween as they double patrols for the city. Police want to make sure that safety for parents and children will not be an issue.

"We'll deploy those bikes throughout the city, spread them out as much as we can in different neighborhoods and try and get as much coverage out there as we can," said Chief Dan Paez with the Perrysburg Police.

The police will also have four officers patrolling the city in cars and the officers will be passing out candy.

"They actually enjoy it because it's an opportunity to get closer with the kids and interact with them in a very positive way," said Paez.

The state highway patrol will be assisting in smaller villages in the county.

"We try to do a little bit of everything, it depends on man power. If they say 'hey we got this covered'...we let them cover it. We try to get to areas where there may not be law enforcement presence," said Lt. Dean Laubacher with the Highway State Patrol.

Thanks to a grant from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office, the Wood County Sheriff's Department will be continuing their blitz that they started on Friday.

"All the communities that we contract with our auxiliary deputies go out, volunteer their time and they're out patrolling plus we have extra deputies out on the grant," said Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn. 

Parents concerned about any possible sex offenders in their area can search through a link on the sheriff's department website.

Keeping Halloween a safe night lies in more than just the hands of the police, according to chief paez

"We hope that all the parents are out with them to accompany them," said Paez.

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