Halloween safety tips

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Bossier Police is offering up some safety tips to make sure everyone has a fun Halloween.

Police Chief Shane McWilliams is urging drivers to be mindful of ‘Trick-or-Treaters’ that evening as they go door-to-door throughout neighborhoods.

The police department also encourages parents to take advantage of organized, supervised Halloween events for their children and asks them to end door-to-door Trick-or-Treating by 8 p.m. as a courtesy to residents.

The Bossier City Police Department is offering the following safety tips to parents whose children will be out Trick-or-Treating:

Never allow children to trick-or-treat without responsible adult supervision.

Always stay in groups.

Keep costumes simple. Avoid long, fancy costumes that may cause children to trip and fall.

Use sidewalks and stay out of the street whenever possible.

Wear reflective clothing or bright costumes.

Trick-or-treat only in familiar neighborhoods.

Don’t allow children to eat treats until a responsible grownup examines them first.

Call police if any suspicious activity occurs, or if candy is suspected to be tainted.

Residents are urged to hand out only manufactured, sealed candy.

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