Police share tips for a safe Halloween

With Halloween approaching, the Chesterfield County Police Department is encouraging residents to do their part to make Wednesday, Oct. 31, a safe holiday for all.

The police department suggests that:

  • A parent or responsible adult accompany young children.
  • Children cross at well lit streets and always use sidewalks.
  • Children wear costumes that are brightly colored or have reflective tape on them.
  • Parents check all candies and treats before they are eaten.
  • Flashlights or glow sticks be utilized for extra visibility.
  • Children never enter the home of a stranger.
  • Children walk from house to house, and not run.

To keep homes and streets safe for visiting trick-or-treaters, residents should:

  • Remove tripping hazards from the yard and porch.
  • Check outdoor lights and replace burned-out bulbs.
  • Remove wet leaves from sidewalks and steps.
  • Restrain pets so they do not inadvertently jump on or bite a visitor.
  • Use caution when driving during the evening and night time hours on Halloween.

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