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 Uptown Greenville on Thursday, October 31.
Three checking stations are planned throughout downtown Greenville (see attached map) and will be in place from 9:00 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. 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 near Parking Deck
Roads surrounding the event area will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 31.
The Five Points lot and the 4th Street Parking Deck will both be open for public parking this year.
RIDE-SHARING (UBER & LYFT) PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF POINTS
- East 4th Street at Evans Street
- East 4th Street at Cotanche Street
- Dickinson Avenue at Evans (by the 5 Points lot)
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.
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