SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The Savannah Police Department held its third annual Pumpkin Painting with Police Thursday night.
It was a fun evening for all the children as they not only painted the pumpkins but also got to see a magic show by Magic Marc, and a special appearance by McGruff the Crime Dog.
There were also fall-inspired games, bounce houses, an SPD Special Operations display and kids will be able to take home candy. Kids dressed up in costumes and got candy. Savannah Police officers also gave out trick-or-treat safety tips ahead of Halloween.
Each year the event gets bigger. It started in one of the precinct parking lots and now the large crowd takes over Daffin Park.
Pumpkin Painting with Police gives everyone in the community the chance to meet officers in a fun and relaxing environment.
“They’ll walk away knowing we’re approachable, great partners in the community, we’re excited about spending time with the community,” said Chief Roy Minter.
The event is meant to encourage the community and officers to have positive interactions.