Law enforcement increasing patrols for Halloween

October 30, 2009

MARION - Two local law enforcement agencies will have extra patrol through the Halloween weekend, paid for by grants from the Ohio Department of Public Safety and the Ohio Traffic Safety Office.

The Marion County sheriffs and city police departments will have extra officers on duty to focus on traffic safety issues, such as impaired driving, seatbelt violations and speed, according to press releases from the agencies.
The funds, recently awarded to both departments, allow officers to work extra overtime during high traffic holidays and events through year.
Sheriff's department will be enforcing a zero tolerance policy during holiday events on Saturday night.