Halloween Safety Tips From The Long Beach Police Department

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As Halloween approaches, the Long Beach Police Department would like to encourage the community to practice the following safety tips for a safer and fun-filled 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 after dark
• 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 flashlight with you
• Ensure props (pitchforks, swords, etc.) do not have sharp edges
• Be cautious of dogs on the loose 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.