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 the costume and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility. Have each child carry a flashlight with fresh batteries and 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.
See Something, Say Something. Report suspicious activity to the Folsom Police Department at 916-461-6400.
Above Photo: Families make their way across the lawn of City Hall to participate in the Folsom Police and Fire Trunk or Treat event this year. See more photos and an coverage of the event at www.folsomtimes.com.Photo by Bill Sullivan.