Halloween Safety Checklist
Halloween is on Tuesday, October 31st and the Sacramento Police Department would like to take a moment to discuss a few safety reminders so your ghosts and goblins can have a safe night of trick-or-treats!
Tips for Parents:
- Consider attending a community or church event
- If Trick-or-Treating, map out your route ahead of time and only visit well-lit houses.
- Ensure your child’s costume is non-flammable and marked with reflective tape
- Try not to use masks as it can obstruct your child’s view
- Send children with flashlights and easy to carry Halloween candy bags
- Accompany younger children – trick or treat in groups, never alone!
- Take a cellular phone or two-way radio device with you
- Avoid taking shortcuts through an alleyway, stay on the sidewalk
- Check candy before children consume it – if the wrapper is open, throw it out
Tips for Children/Teenagers:
- Carry a flashlight
- NEVER enter the house of a stranger!
- Stay on the sidewalks and use well-lit streets. Do not walk in the street!
- Look both ways before crossing the street
- Stay with your group or a buddy
- Carry only fake & flexible knives, or swords, or other props
- Teens under 18-years-old without a parent present, have a 10:00 p.m. curfew
- Examine candy before its eaten
Tips for Motorists:
- Use extra caution when entering or exiting a driveway
- Watch for children darting out from behind parked vehicles
- Watch for children walking in the roadway
- Drive slowly on residential streets
- Don’t drive distracted & never drink and drive!
Tips for Homeowners:
- Remove any obstacles from your front walkway for trick-or-treaters
- If you plan to hand out candy, turn your porch light on
- Keep pets away from children
- Use battery-operated lights instead of candles on your front porch
Call 911 if you observe any suspicious activity.