BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department hosted its first community Halloween party Thursday night.
"Boo with the Blue" was free to the public and geared toward younger children. It was held at BRPD's new headquarters on Airline Highway from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Officials said it was the perfect way to enjoy Halloween in a family friendly environment.
"Baton Rouge police and Young Leaders Academy came together and wanted to do something for the community, to give back to the community, said Cpl. Don Coppola with BRPD. "And this is a safe, fun way for kids to come out and enjoy Halloween in a safe atmosphere."
They even rolled out a bomb fighting tool to help pass out candy. There was also a haunted house, music and a costume contest.
Police also offered safety tips for those planning to go trick-or-treating Friday.
"First and foremost is safety. We recommend if you go trick-or-treating, maybe go in groups. Take a flashlight or maybe a glow stick with you. While crossing the street, make sure cars aren't coming in the lane and just have fun," Coppola explained.