October 25, 2019
DES MOINES, Iowa -- One of Iowa’s most widely celebrated traditions arrives next week. For all the fun that Halloween represents for children, it also can be dangerous and deadly for them. Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than any other day of the year, according to the National Safety Council.
To support the important role that public safety plays in keeping children safe and healthy during Halloween traditions, Governor Kim Reynolds will be signing a proclamation declaring October 28-November 1, 2019, as HALLOWEEN SAFETY WEEK IN IOWA.
In attendance will be representatives of the Iowa Department of Public Safety, along with numerous area law enforcement officials from the Ames Police Department, Winterset Police Department, Des Moines Police Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Polk County Sheriff’s Department, the Iowa State Patrol and little goblins from surrounding communities.
Halloween Safety Week Proclamation Signing
Friday, October 25th
Governor's Formal Office
Room 109 – Iowa State Capitol
Strategic Communications Bureau Chief
ABOUT THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the largest law enforcement agency in the state. It includes six divisions and several bureaus, all working together with local, state and federal government agencies and the private sector, to keep Iowa a safe place by following our core values: leadership, integrity, professionalism, courtesy, service and protection. Divisions within the Iowa DPS: Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa State Patrol, Iowa State Fire Marshal Division, Iowa Division of Intelligence and Fusion Center, and Administrative Services Division. The Department of Public Safety is led by the Commissioner who is appointed by the Governor.