Halloween Coloring Contest

The West Fargo Police Department's C.O.P.S. Unit is hosting a Halloween coloring contest for children in preschool through 5th grade. 

Download: Halloween Coloring Contest Entry Form (PDF)


  • Participants must live or attend school in West Fargo.
  • Entries judged in three grade brackets:
    1. Preschool-1st grade
    2. 2nd-3rd grade
    3. 4th-5th grade
  • The jack-o-lantern on page 1 and entry form on page 2 must be completed to be entered.
  • Completed entries must be returned by Friday, Oct. 29, to the West Fargo Police Department. Forms can be mailed, dropped off, or returned to a School Resource Officer.
    • Mail: 800 4th Ave. E., Suite 2, West Fargo, ND 58078
    • Drop-Off: North entrance dropbox or lobby window
    • School: Return to School Resource Officer
  • Submitted entries will be posted on West Fargo Police Department social media channels.


  • One winner per age bracket will receive a West Fargo Police Department prize package
  • The winner will be announced on the West Fargo Police Department's Facebook page by 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1.
  • Parent or legal guardian of the winner will be contacted by phone to arrange pick up of the prize package.

Halloween Safety Tips

Make sure to follow these tips this Halloween to have a safe night of trick-or-treating.

Walk Safely

  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
  • Put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Join kids under age 12 for trick-or-treating. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, tell them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.

Costumes for a Safe Halloween

  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  • Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
  • When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.

Drive Extra Safely on Halloween

  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
  • Get rid of any distractions - like your phone - in your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
  • Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Be especially alert for kids during those hours.

For more safety tips, visit https://www.safekids.org/tip/halloween-safety-tips.