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Safety Tips for Halloween

The Bixby Police Department would like to wish everyone a safe and fun night. We encourage everyone to take a few moments and review the following safety tips, especially with your children, friends and neighbors.

Trick or Treat Safety Tips

For Trick-or-Treaters:

Always have an adult or mature adult with you while out and about
Stay in your own or a familiar neighborhood
Bring a flashlight or glow stick
Try to add reflective clothing or objects to your attire
Stop only at houses with their lights on
Don’t go into strangers’ homes for any reason
Make sure your costume doesn’t drag on the ground
Carry only flexible knives, swords, or other props

For Parents:

Feed your children before heading out
Accompany your children
Inspect your child’s candy
Plan the route ahead of time
When driving, watch for children darting between cars
Take a cellular phone or walkie-talkies
Avoid taking shortcuts in alleys and stay in well lit areas
If your child’s costume is common (super hero character etc..) mark it with a colored tape or have your child wear a bracelet so you can identify your child

For Motorists:

Don’t drink and drive
Use caution when backing and entering into a driveway
Drive slowly down residential streets
When driving, watch for children darting between cars

For Homeowners:

Keep pets away from children
Use a glow stick instead of candles on your front porch
Remove obstacles from your front yard, and clear a pathway for trick-or-treaters to get to your front door
Call the Bixby Police Department at 918-366-8294 if you observe any suspicious activity.