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Dublin Police Services

Posted on: October 29, 2021

[ARCHIVED] How to be Safe on Halloween!

Halloween is a fun and exciting holiday for kids and adults alike, and to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable time celebrating, Dublin Police Services and the City of Dublin would like to offer some tips to keep residents safe:

  • A responsible adult should always escort children while trick-or-treating.
  • Trick-or-treat in a familiar neighborhood, and only approach well-lit homes.
  • Do not take shortcuts through backyards or alleys when trick-or-treating.
  • Children should never eat any treats until they have been examined by an adult.
  • Advise children to never enter a stranger’s home nor accept rides from a stranger.
  • Carry a flashlight while trick-or-treating.
  • Keep pets inside your home or other safe place on Halloween.
  • Set a specific time limit for your older children to be out on Halloween.
  • Realistic-looking toy guns should never be used.
  • Masks should not be worn if they impair vision.
  • Children should always use sidewalks, not the street, for walking.
  • Children should look in all directions before crossing the street.
  • Make sure pathways to your home are well lit and free of obstructions for other trick-or-treaters.
  • Wearing reflective tape or markings on a costume is best at night.


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