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Halloween safety tips from police

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - The Chattanooga Police Department reminds us all of several ways to make sure that Halloween is safe and fun for everyone.

Some basic safety precautions:

Before you go Trick-or-Treating

  • Have children carry flashlights or glow sticks so they are easily visible.
  • Plan a trick-or-treating route in familiar neighborhoods with well-lit streets.
  • Make sure children know the following: your cellphone number, their home telephone number, and their home address in case of separation.
  • Consider giving them a cellphone so they can reach you easily.
  • Teach children how to call 911 in case of an emergency.
  • Teach children to say “NO!” in a loud voice if someone tries to get them to accept anything other than a treat or leave with them.
While your are Trick-or-Treating
  • Make sure older children take friends and stay together.
  • Never send younger children out alone – they should be with a parent, guardian, or another trusted adult.
  • Always walk younger children to the door to receive treats.
  • Do not let children enter a home unless they are accompanied by the parent, guardian, or another trusted adult.
  • Be sure children do not approach any vehicle – occupied or not – unless accompanied by the parent, guardian, or another trusted adult.

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