Local police department hands out candy on Halloween

West Point (Drew Powell, WTVA)
West Point (Drew Powell, WTVA)
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Updated: 10/31/2013 11:26 pm
WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) -- There is quite a tradition when it comes to one local police department — candy and trick-or-treaters.

The West Point Police Department hands out candy to kids in costumes every Halloween at the entrance of the police station.

People wait in line for up to a half hour, and when the doors open, children not only get candy but get to spend some time with law enforcement and realize the men and women in uniform are the good guys.

"They come out here and give us all candy," said Stacy Berry, parent. "We know that it's safe candy. We know that the kids can come here and have a great time, and they can see a lot of costumes."

"We're really thankful that every year the police department gives out good candy," added Tiffany Buchanan, West Point resident. "It's safe. We don't have to worry about checking it or anything to harm our kids."
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