DETROIT, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Detroit officials said about 12,000 people have volunteered to patrol the streets at night during the weekend Angels' Night anti-arson campaign.
Karen Dumas, a spokeswoman for Detroit MayorDave Bing, said 12,000 people were registered Thursday and there were still more applications to process before the three-day event begins Friday night and ends Sunday, the Detroit Free Press reported Friday.
The event, which began in 1995 as a response to widespread Halloween weekend arson, involves residents becoming involved with neighborhood patrols and watching for suspicious activity around vacant homes and buildings.
"There's something that everybody can do at every level of involvement," Dumas said.
The mayor's office said a curfew will also be in effect barring anyone under the age of 18 from being on the city's streets without parental accompaniment from 6 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday.