Halloween is the scariest night of the year, and if that translates into mischief or loud parties, RCMP will be ready.
Cpl. Cheryl Bush said about a dozen extra officers will be on duty by the time ghosts and goblins are dressed and ready for tricks or treats.
This includes auxiliary constables and traffic members along with the detachment's street crime unit, she said. An RCMP helicopter will be in the air, weather permitting.
"This would be on top of the regular members who are scheduled to work," Bush said on Wednesday. "If necessary, we will utilize our air services and dog services."
With its parties, fireworks, costumes and pranks, Halloween is typically busier than an average shift for Mounties. Tonight should be calmer than some, given Halloween falls on a school night.
"It usually helps that it's on a weeknight. People tend to wrap things up a little bit earlier in terms of parties or get-togethers. Even older kids (go home early) because it's a school night," said Bush.
"We figure it should be a routine Halloween."
There is the bar crowd to contend with when Halloween falls on a Friday or Saturday night, which makes for a far busier shift, she said.
Bush asked motorists to be aware of excited children and their parents who will be out on the streets trick or treating and asks drivers to slow down on residential streets. Not everyone wears bright or reflective costumes, and it gets dark early, she said.