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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!