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.
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.
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.
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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