From the Decatur Police Department…
If you want to start your trick-or-treating early, drop by the Decatur Police Department this Saturday, October 31st from 3pm-5pm for treats AND free reflective Trick-or-Treat bags!
On Halloween evening there will be additional officers and volunteers patrolling neighborhoods, parks, school properties, the Decatur Cemetery and business districts in marked patrol cars, unmarked cars, bicycles and on foot.
For the youngsters:
- Go trick-or-treating with a grown-up or in groups if you are old enough and allowed to do so by your parents.
- Make sure to cross streets properly. Look both ways and look again before crossing and cross at corners or crosswalks. Walking out from in between parked cars is very dangerous because you may not be seen until it is too late.
- Make sure you are seen! Wear bright colors or something with reflective trim and carry glow sticks, reflective bags and/or flashlights.
For the rest of us:
Know where older kids and teens are and check up on them.
Be extra careful and aware of all of the little pedestrians and distracted bigger pedestrians if you are out driving Halloween night.
Be responsible if you are drinking.
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