Spooky evening at Young Police Station raises money for Can Assist

One of hundreds of kids enjoy the Halloween event and open day at Young Police Station on Thursday, October 31. Photo contributed

One of hundreds of kids enjoy the Halloween event and open day at Young Police Station on Thursday, October 31. Photo contributed

Young Police Station was open to the public last Thursday as close to 600 people attended a Halloween event.

Kids dressed in spooky costumes climbed in and out of police cars while parents, and members of the community mingled with the town's police officers.

A barbecue dinner helped raise $250 for Boorowa and Young Can Assist branches.

Young Police Inspector Jacob Reeves thanked everyone for their support.

"Our aim was to welcome the community to the station in an informal setting and have the community, especially children, feel comfortable coming to the police station and talking to police officers," Inpsector of Young Police Jacob Reeves said.

"Whilst we have a law enforcement role, we also have a community engagement, crime prevention and safety role and we want to make sure the community sees their police outside a law enforcement context.

"It was great to see children climbing in and out of police cars, asking questions, sitting down and talking with police officers and generally feeling comfortable around the police.

"We want to thank the community, especially parents and carers, for their attendance and that of their children. We had a fantastic night and truly appreciated the time we spent with the town," Inspector Reeves added.