BCPD offers Halloween safety tips

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The Bossier City Police Department is reminding children and parents to make safety a priority while Trick-or-Treating on Halloween night this Saturday, October 31.

Police Chief Shane McWilliams is advising motorists to be especially watchful of Trick-or-Treaters Saturday night as they go door-to-door throughout the city.
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The police department also encourages parents to take advantage of organized, supervised Halloween events for their children and requests they end door-to-door Trick-or-Treating by 8 p.m. as a courtesy to residents.

Additionally, 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.