Halloween Safety

Halloween Safety Tips From The Wells Police Department

  • Children should go out during daylight hours unless accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Do not allow children to eat any candy until you are able to properly inspect it.
  • Have your child carry a flashlight, glow stick or put reflective tape on their costume to make them more visible to cars.
  • Older children who are able to go "Trick-Or-Treating in a group, should be advised to plan a safe route with parents and set a specific time for their return home.
  • Instruct your children not to cut through back alleys or fields and stay in well-lighted areas.
  • Instruct your child to never go into the home of a stranger or get into their car.
  • For small children, place emergency identification information tag discreetly inside their clothing in case they become separated from the group.
  • Discuss with your children the difference between tricks and vandalism.
  • Clear your yard and sidewalk of obstacles or decorations that are difficult to see in the dark.

Have a very safe and fun Halloween!