Law enforcement shares 25 safety tips for this Halloween weekend

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and other law enforcement agencies have shared 25 safety tips for families and children for the upcoming holiday weekend.

The only scares that should be encountered on Halloween are of the spooky variety, here are 25 tips to help keep trick-or-treaters safe this holiday weekend!

  1. Children should make sweets or treats during the day.
  2. Children should never be allowed out alone on Halloween.
  3. Children should never eat treats until they have been examined.
  4. All fruit should be cut and examined carefully before eating.
  5. Advise children that they should never enter strangers’ homes.
  6. Never invite children into your home.
  7. Children should never agree to be transported by strangers.
  8. Children should never take shortcuts in backyards or alleys.
  9. Set a specific time limit for your kids to go out on Halloween night.
  10. Only give packaged homemade treats to children you know.
  11. Ask the children not to stray from their group.
  12. A responsible adult must accompany children during the tour or treatment.
  13. Adult escorts must carry flashlights.
  14. Don’t leave your home unattended on Halloween night.
  15. Keep pets inside your home or another safe place on Halloween night.
  16. Children should walk, not run, during their treat activities.
  17. Parents need to know which route their children will take.
  18. All costumes must be made of a light-colored, flame-retardant material.
  19. Children should wear well-fitting and comfortable costumes and shoes.
  20. Props such as toy guns or swords should be made of a soft material.
  21. Realistic gun replicas should never be used.
  22. Masks should not be worn if they interfere with vision.
  23. Wigs must be flame retardant and must not restrict vision.
  24. Children should always use sidewalks, not the street, to walk.
  25. Children must look in all directions before crossing the street

If you or someone you know notices anything suspicious, we encourage you to contact your local law enforcement office.

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