Halloween Safety Tips

As Halloween approaches, the Beaumont Police Department is asking that parents consider the following tips for the safety of their children.

 TIPS

  1. Make sure young children trick-or- treat with an adult. Older kids should go with at least 2 buddies, let their parents know the area they will be trick- or- treating in and have a designated time for them to be home. Make sure they carry a watch or cell phone.
  2. Make sure your children try on their costume before Halloween night; it should be light colored and short enough that the child will not trip. Decorate it with reflective tape or stickers that are visible in the dark. There are a wide variety of Halloween flashlights, glow lights and lighted neclaces that can be used to help with visibility.
  3. Encourage your child to wear non-toxic make-up instead of masks that limit their ability to see around them.
  4. Do not allow them to carry fake weapons (swords, knives, guns) that look real; they should be flexible so as not to hurt your or anyone else.
  5. Make sure shoes are comfortable and their laces double-tied to prevent tripping.
  6. Remind children to stay away from candles, lit jack-o-lanterns and bonfires.
  7. Remind children to walk, don’t run! Stick to sidewalks whenever possible. If you must walk in the street, face traffic and keep a safe distance away from moving cars. Cross at street corners after looking both ways. Never run between parked cars or criss-cross back and forth across streets.
  8. Stop only at well lit houses and be respectful of other people and their property.
  9. Have a parent check treats before eating them.
  10. Accept treats from the doorway. NEVER go inside a stranger’s house.

The men and women of the Beaumont Police Department wish you a fun and safe Halloween night!