Orange County

Halloween in downtown Orlando to see increased safety measures

ORLANDO, Fla. — On the heels of a busy weekend, Orlando officials are gearing up for a busy Halloween downtown.

Partygoers can expect to see a larger police presence than in the past, all in an effort to keep people safe.


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The increase in security comes in the wake of a series of shootings last year that left seven people injured.

It’s not just nightclubs that police are concerned about.

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State troopers and Orange County deputies said they will increase their presence on Monday night to keep trick-or-treaters safe and drunk drivers off the road.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Halloween is the most dangerous night for pedestrians during the year.

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Orlando police ask parents to always accompany their children as they walk door-to-door, and make sure children use traffic signals and crosswalks as they make their way from house to house.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser,

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.