Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Crime Prevention Tip of the Week

Keep your little ghosts and goblins safe this Halloween by following some simple tips. More Halloween Safety tips can be found here.

  • Choose light or brightly colored costumes and use light-reflective tape.
  • Masks restricts vision; make-up doesn't obstruct vision.
  • Toy weapons, wands, brooms, etc., should be made of cardboard. They are much safer than plastic, wood or metal.
  • Put your child's name, address and phone number INSIDE their costume in case of an accident or they get lost.
  • Plan your child's route and only visit homes in your neighborhood that are well lighted.
  • Carry a flashlight or glow stick.
  • Tell your children to NEVER go inside a home when they are trick or treating.
  • When crossing a street, stop, look and listen.  Look both ways before crossing.
  • Watch for cars backing out of driveways.
  • Don't eat unopened candy. Look for any discoloration, torn wrappers or holes.
  • Fruit and soft candies should be cut into bite-sized pieces before eating.
  • Homemade treats should be avoided unless you are absolutely sure they came from a safe source.
  • Don't play pranks. Damaging property is a crime.