Got a child with monster fears? Call Millsboro police

MILLSBORO – If you’re a Millsboro resident with a young child with a fear of monsters, don’t call Ghostbusters.

Call town of Millsboro police.

Millsboro Police Department has implemented Operation Monster Check that will run through October.

In early October, Millsboro Police Department implemented “Operation Monster Check” – an outreach effort linked to a month-long promotion culminating with the department’s Millsboro Night Out on Halloween night, Tuesday, Oct. 31.

“I’m sure there are some parents out there that have little kids that maybe have certain perceptions of what a police officer is,” said Millsboro Police Chief Brian Calloway. “Most of our police officers are fathers themselves. They have little kids and they understand that sometimes kids might be scared at night. If they wanted us to reach out to help we’d be glad to do that.”

Operation Monster Check, which will run through October, is designed to help with reassuring comfort any young child of fourth-grade age or younger that fears monsters are in his or her bedroom, a closet or a room in their home.

The police department launched Operation Monster Check in an Oct. 9 posting on the department’s Facebook page. Millsboro police encourage town residents with “monster” fears to contact them at 934-8174 to schedule a police officer to visit the home and officially check for the presence of monsters.

“We’ve had a ton of positive remarks from this,” said Chief Calloway. “We actually have not had any parents that have said, ‘Hey, can you come over here?’ But we are still opening the door for anybody that wants to do that. They certainly can reach out to us here or just send us a message on our Facebook page and we’d be glad to render assistance.”

Operation Monster Check was “something for us to continue our outreach with our community and the kids. This also ties in with our Night Out event. It’s on Halloween night and it’s free,” Chief Calloway said.

Night Out in Millsboro on Oct. 31 will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Dairy Queen lot between Main Street and Washington Street.

The Millsboro Fire Company will join the police department at the Night Out event, which is for parents who want their children to have a safe environment during trick or treating in Millsboro between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., Chief Calloway said.

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