PEORIA (HOI) — Superheroes and mermaids parading through PPD offices might seem like a spooky sight. But Peoria Police Officer Amy Dotson says it’s a nice change of scenery.
“It’s all positive, its us interacting when nothing is wrong, nobody is having a horrible day, it’s a good time with lots of candy too,” said Dotson.
Friday marked the fifth annual Peoria Police Trick or Treat Night, and Peoria police came ready with a touch-a-truck, a petting zoo, and of course lots of candy — 43,000 pieces to be exact.
And according to one young lady dressed as a unicorn, that candy did not disappoint, “My favorite part, when we got the candy.”
Peoria Police say they love hosting the event because parents and kids alike seem to love it. But let’s be honest, the real reason they do it–to size up future recruits.
“I wanted to be a policeman so the police officers know I’m a policeman,” said a young man dressed head to toe in uniform quite similar to the one worn by PPD officers.