Halloween Safety Tips from the Natomas Crime & Safety Leadership Team…
  • Make sure you are visible (Lights, Reflectors, Glow Sticks, Flashlights) Keep an eye on traffic (make sure the cars can see you)
  • Don’t let young children go trick-or-treating alone.
  • Use a buddy system for older children to ensure they stay with friends
  • Accompany young children to every house
  • Only approach homes that have lights on and are well lit or decorated for Halloween!
  • Warn children not to enter any home without permission from their parents
  • Caution children not to approach any vehicle, occupied or not, unless they know the owner and are with a parent
  • Only give and accept wrapped or packaged candy (unless you know the family very well)
  • Grown Ups – Inspect all the treats and dispose of anything that has been opened or looks tampered with (just to be safe)
  • Don’t stay out too late
  • Make sure your animals are safe in the yard or in the house (its always fun to take your dog with you as you walk around trick or treating)
  • Be sure to blow out candles in pumpkins at the end of the evening & watch out for those candles as you go to each home (make sure costumes don’t make contact with flames)
  • It might rain tonight so be prepared for that – umbrellas, jackets, etc
  • Make sure face masks & costume parts do not limit visibility
  • Use foam, rubber or other soft materials for props like daggers or swords

It’s wet and the little ones will be everywhere so take it nice and slow so we have a safe evening!

Most importantly – HAVE FUN. Watch-out for each other and enjoy this “‘spooky” day.

Happy Halloween,
Natomas Crime & Safety Leadership Team
(Paul, Angelique, Keith, Rob, Roman, Curtis & Josh)

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