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Posted on: October 22, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Halloween Safety Reminders!

Safety Reminders News Flash

With Halloween right around the corner, the Trophy Club  Police Department would like to offer a few helpful safety tips to trick-or-treaters, parents, and motorists in order to assist the community in enjoying this fun-filled holiday as safely as possible.

Trick-or-Treaters:

  • Make sure to bring a flashlight and cellular phone on your trick-or-treat outing
  • If the lights are out at the house, pass it up
  • Be mindful of the street names and addresses on your trick-or-treating route
  • Never accept rides from strangers.
  • Never enter strangers’ homes.
  • Masks should not be worn if they impair vision.
  • Children should look in all directions before crossing the street.

Parents:

  • Accompany your child on his or her trick-or-treat outing
  • If you do not walk with your children (if they are older) instruct children not to stray from their group.
  • Parents should know what route their children will be taking.
  • Do not allow your child to accept anything that appears inappropriate or suspicious
  • Inspect your child’s candy before they eat it
  • All fruit should be cut and closely examined before eating.
  • Children should never take shortcuts through backyards or alleys.
  • Give wrapped homemade treats only to children you know.
  • Don’t leave your home unattended on Halloween night.
  • Keep pets inside your home, or other safe places on Halloween night.
  • Realistic replica firearms should never be used.

Motorists:

  • Drive extra careful in neighborhoods
  • Don’t drive while wearing bulky costumes

Remember, if you see anything suspiscious please contact 9-1-1 or call the non-emergency number at 972.434.5500 and Press 9!

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