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.
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.