Halloween Safety Tips from the Folsom Police Department

Dressing up and trick-or-treating make Halloween an exciting night for many Folsom families. Keep your kids safe with these simple tips from the Folsom Police Department.

Be Safe; Be Seen. Choose light or brightly colored costumes and consider adding reflective tape to thecostume and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility. Have each child carry a flashlight with fresh batteries and/or a glow stick to use after dark.

Make a Plan. Plan your route ahead of time. Discuss proper and appropriate behavior that you expect from your child before leaving the house. Have a meeting point in case you and your child get separated, and set a time for older kids to return home.

Candy Check. Check all candy before your child is allowed to eat any of it. Items with loose or damaged wrappers should be discarded. Do not eat homemade treats unless you know and trust the person who gave it to your child.

Home Safe. While at home handing out treats, don't open the door for anyone who makes you feel uncomfortable and never let strangers inside your home.

The Folsom Police Department wishes you and your family a safe and happy Halloween.

If you see suspicious activity, report it immediately to the Folsom Police Department at 916-355-7231.