Halloween Safety Tips Long Beach


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The Long Beach Police Department would like to encourage community members to practice the following safety tips to help ensure a fun and safe Halloween:

· Be sure your child’s activities are age-appropriate
· All children should be accompanied by an adult
· Only visit homes that are well-lighted and never go into a stranger’s house
· Stay on the sidewalk and only cross at corners
· Stay in well populated areas and never cut through alleys or parks
· Apply reflective tape to your child’s costume or use glow sticks for better visibility
· Use face paint rather than masks that may block your child’s vision
· Map out your route ahead of time and carry a flash light with you
· Ensure tips of any props (pitchfork, sword, etc.) your child is carrying are smooth
· Be cautious of animals and keep your pet(s) indoors
· Inspect your child’s candy before allowing them to eat it
· Report any suspicious or illegal activity by calling 9-1-1 immediately
· Motorists are advised to be extra cautious on Halloween night and to drive slowly
· Do not drink and drive; plan ahead and designate a driver or call for a ride

Reminder: The curfew law in Long Beach prohibits anyone 17-years-old or younger from being out past 10:00 p.m. without a parent/guardian, unless going to or returning home from work or an organized event supervised by an adult, without any detour or stop.