South Dakota Fraternal Order of Police members raise money through haunted house

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Members of the South Dakota Fraternal Order of Police will put on the Twisted Nightmare Haunted House through Halloween. The Fraternal Order of Police is a national organization with more than 325,000 members in more than 2,100 lodges across the nation.

The organization in South Dakota is made up of active and retired law enforcement officers at the federal, state and local levels. Membership is open to all law enforcement officers throughout South Dakota.

The haunted house is run completely by volunteers. It's a fundraiser for the South Dakota FOP. According to the organization's website, the goal of the organization is to improve the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those they serve through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation.

The Twisted Nightmare Haunted House started on October 11th. It is open Thursday, October 25th from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM; Friday, October 26th and Saturday, October 27th from 7:00 PM until midnight; and on Halloween from 7:00 PM until 11:00 PM.

It costs $10 to get in, and you can only pay by cash. If you bring a canned food item, it's $8. Group rates are available for 25 tickets or more. The house mixes scary with fun and can be a different experience for someone each night. Each group is led by a tour guide, which could be an evil clown, a priest, a mad scientist, or a swamp monster.

The house is at the SD Fraternal Order of Police Lodge located at 9700 East SD Highway 42 in Sioux Falls. If you follow East 10th Street east of Sioux Falls and go past the Willow Run Golf Course, the building is on the left. Kids under the age of 12 need to have a parent or guardian with them.