The Prescott Valley Police Department offers safety tips for Halloween.
Halloween is quickly upon us – less than two weeks away.
The Prescott Valley Police Department encourages safe and enjoyable celebrations by offering the following safety guidelines by use of an acrostic:
H - Have a well-planned route in familiar neighborhoods, avoiding homes that are poorly lit inside or outside.
A - Always walk younger children to the door to receive treats and don’t let children enter a home unless you are with them.
L - Look in all directions before crossing streets. Do not allow children to approach any vehicle, occupied or not, unless you are with them.
L - List your own phone number and address in case you get separated or ill. Know how to use a cell phone and how to call 911 in an emergency.
O - Offer only store-bought, securely wrapped treats to your visitors. Remind children to refrain from eating their treats until they are home and it has been checked for safety and lack of tampering.
W - Wear fire-resistant costumes with reflective tape on them, making sure the costume allows good visibility. Utilize costume accessories that are short, flexible, and safe; avoid realistic-looking toy weapons.
E - Emphasize basic pedestrian safety rules that children should use when walking to and from houses.
E - Engage in activities and events which are an alternative to trick or treating.
N - Never send young children out alone. They should always be accompanied by a parent or another trusted adult. Older children should always travel in groups, using the “buddy system.”
Report any suspicious activity to Prescott Valley Police Department as soon as possible.
If you see something, say something!
Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies.