Bakersfield Police Department comes together for its annual Halloween event


Last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, families faced a year “without Halloween.” Trick or treating was cancelled nationwide – and the usual fanfare that comes with the spookiest time of the year was at a standstill. Carina Ortiz and the team in the community relations unit at Bakersfield Police Department decided to host its annual HaLLaween event as a drive-through instead of walk through. Ortiz said they expected to see residents show up for a tiny bit of Halloween fun, but what they didn’t expect was to create a city-wide traffic jam. Residents arrived in droves…

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