Long Beach Police Department Encourages Safety For a Happy Halloween

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The Long Beach Police Department would like to encourage the community to practice the following safety tips for a safer and fun-filled Halloween:

  • Be sure your child’s activities are age-appropriate
  • All children should be accompanied by an adult
  • Only visit homes that are well-lighted and never go into a stranger’s house
  • Stay on the sidewalk and only cross at corners
  • Stay in well populated areas and never cut through alleys or parks after dark
  • Apply reflective tape to your child’s costume or use glow sticks for better visibility
  • Use face paint rather than masks that may block your child’s vision
  • Map out your route ahead of time and carry a flashlight with you
  • Ensure props (pitchforks, swords, etc.) do not have sharp edges
  • Be cautious of dogs on the loose and keep your pet(s) indoors
  • Inspect your child’s candy before allowing them to eat it
  • Report any suspicious or illegal activity by calling 9-1-1 immediately
  • Motorists are advised to be extra cautious on Halloween night and to drive slowly
  • Do not drink and drive; plan ahead and designate a driver or call for a ride

Reminder: The curfew law in Long Beach prohibits anyone 17-years-old or younger from being out past 10:00 p.m. without a parent/guardian, unless going to or returning home from work or an organized event supervised by an adult, without any detour or stop.

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