“Trick or Treat” on Halloween Night, will be on Monday, November 5 th, between the hours of 5:30 P.M. and 7:30 P.M.

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Monday,  November 5 th, between the hours of 5:30 P.M. and 7:30

BRIGANTINE POLICE DEPARTMENT

PRESS RELEASE

10/18/12

 

RULES AND SUGGESTIONS FOR HALLOWEEN “TRICK OR TREATING”

 

Police Chief John Stone announces that “Trick or Treat” on Halloween Night, will be on Monday, November 5 th, between the hours of 5:30 P.M. and 7:30 P.M. and requests that parents so advise their children.

Halloween is the children’s night for “Trick or Treating” and having fun.  Unfortunately, sometimes it is marred by auto accidents, fire injuries, falls (cuts and bruises), poisoned “treats”, etc.  Chief Stone asks all parents to realize these possible dangers and take measures to prevent them.   A few precautions that can be taken are:

WEAR LIGHT-COLORED CLOTHING THAT IS SHORT ENOUGH TO PREVENT

TRIPPING AND ADD REFLECTIVE TAPE.

MAKE SURE CHILDREN CAN SEE WELL THROUGH FACE MASK, OR USE MAKE UP.

ADULTS SHOULD ACCOMPANY YOUNG CHILDREN.

GO OUT IN DAYLIGHT AND CARRY A FLASHLIGHT IN CASE OF DELAY.

STAY WITHIN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND ONLY VISIT HOMES YOU KNOW.

WATCH FOR TRAFFIC.

ONLY GIVE AND ACCEPT WRAPPED OR PACKAGED CANDY.

EXAMINE ALL CANDY BEFORE ALLOWING CHILDREN TO EAT IT.

KEEP COSTUMED CHILDREN AWAY FROM PETS.

The pet may not recognize the child and become frightened.

AVOID HARD PLASTIC OR WOOD PROPS SUCH AS DAGGERS OR SWORDS.

Substitute with foam rubber which is soft and flexible.

DO NOT HAVE OPEN FLAMES (LIT CANDLES) IN JACK-O-LANTERNS.

Instruct your children to stay away from lit pumpkins if they see any, as most costumes, false        hair, etc., are usually very flammable.

CALL THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY IF ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS IS DETECTED.

Finally a word to motorists please be extremely careful and watchful for all pedestrian traffic on Halloween night.

Following these guidelines will ensure a SAFE and FUN Halloween for All!

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