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Greenville Police Preparing for Halloween Events

Post Date:10/25/2018 9:54 AM

The City of Greenville is making preparations for Halloween-related festivities in the Uptown District. The Greenville Police Department wants to ensure this Halloween is a safe and enjoyable time for people of all ages. 

This year, Halloween festivities are planned in the Uptown District on Saturday, October 27, and Wednesday, October 31. Checking stations will be in place both evenings from 9:00 p.m. until 1:30 a.m.

CHECKING STATIONS

Saturday, October 27

There will be four checking stations located throughout downtown Greenville (see attached map). These checking stations are optional; however, if someone does not wish to go through a checking station, they will not be allowed to enter the event area. For security reasons, no weapons (real or costume), anything that can be used as a weapon, or masks will be permitted in the designated event areas. The checking stations are as follows:

  • 5th and Reade

  • 5th and Evans

  • Cotanche Street near Chicos

  • Cotanche near Parking Deck

Wednesday, October 31

The same event rules will apply; however, there will only be two entrances into the event area on Halloween night. Those entrances will be located in the following locations:

  • 5th and Reade

  • 5th and Evans

HALLOWEEN 2018 MAPS

ROAD CLOSURES

Reade Circle will close at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27. All other roads surrounding the event area will close at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27 and Wednesday, October 31 (see attached map).

PARKING

The Five Points lot and the 4th Street Parking Deck will both be open for public parking this year.

SECURITY

The Greenville Police Department has hired “Staff One” to work security at the downtown entrance points. Security staff will be dressed in identifying neon shirts and vests, similar to what one might be used to seeing at East Carolina University sporting events. This will allow for a smooth transition into the downtown area and free up emergency personnel to allow them to respond and be available for true emergency situations and calls for service. Extra police officers will still be stationed in the downtown area and throughout the city. Additional GPD staffing has also been planned for the weekend prior to Halloween.

NEIGHBORHOODS

School resource officers will be dispersed throughout the city to provide high-visibility patrols in neighborhoods known for a high volume of foot traffic during trick-or-treat hours.