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Lt. D.C. Ivey talks about some of the precautions Greenville Police Department will be taking for the upcoming downtown Halloween scene during a meeting at City Council Chambers on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.   (Aileen Devlin/The Daily Reflector)
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Lt. D.C. Ivey talks about some of the precautions Greenville Police Department will be taking for the upcoming downtown Halloween scene during a meeting at City Council Chambers on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. (Aileen Devlin/The Daily Reflector)

Police ready for Halloween storm

By Jane Dail

The Daily Reflector

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Adding manpower, controlling access and searching partygoers will help police handle the ‘hurricane’ that is Halloween in Greenville, the interim chief said this week.

“Whether we like it or not, Halloween happens in Greenville,” Joe Bartlett said during a Wednesday session on the department’s plans for the annual celebration downtown.


“It’s kind of like a hurricane: We know it’s coming, we can see its coming, we know when it’s going to hit, but we don’t know exactly what’s going to happen when it gets here,” said Bartlett, who is retiring on Wednesday after 30 years with the department.”
“We’re trying to prepare for the worst and hope and prepare for the best.”

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