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HAVE A SAFE AND FUN HALLOWEEN

HAVE A SAFE AND FUN HALLOWEEN

The Prescott Valley Police Department encourages safe and secure trick-or-treating with Halloween fast approaching. Parents can share several easy and effective behaviors with their kids to help reduce the risk of injury and increase their enjoyment. 

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Children should not go out alone on Halloween-  Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. Older kids and teens should create a “buddy system” where they team up and no one gets left behind. Remind kids not to enter strangers’ homes or approach a stranger’s vehicle. 

Make a plan about treats- Remind kids to refrain from eating their treats until they have been checked for safety. Make sure that the candy is unopened and free from foreign objects. There has been an increase in drug-laced products on the streets made to look like popular kids’ candies.  If it doesn’t look right, don’t eat it. 

Sidewalks, not streets– Cross at intersections, looking left and right. Be aware of your surroundings, walking with your head up. Be aware that drivers may be distracted or rushing. Stay on sidewalks when possible.

Keep the lights on– Decorate costumes and bags with lights or reflective tape. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen. 

Don’t drive like a ghoul- Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours. Slow down and be cautious in residential areas. Kids are excited and may move in unpredictable ways. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on curbs, and medians. 

The Prescott Valley Police Department wants parents to think about safety while preparing for the holiday. Public safety is everyone’s responsibility. If you see suspicious activity, please report it.

Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, and 911 for emergencies. Yavapai County Silent witness is 1-800-932-3232.

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PrescottValleyPD or @prescottvalleypd 

Twitter: www.twitter.com/PolicePV or @policepv

Instagram: www.instagram.com/prescottvalleypolice or @prescottvalleypoliceSilent Witness: www.yavapaisw.com or www.p3tips.com

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