Halloween Safety

October 28, 2016

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Huntsville Police Officers will be heavily patrolling the neighborhoods and streets throughout Huntsville for Halloween.   This is to help ensure the safety of everyone who will be participating in Halloween activities throughout the city.  “We want to ensure that children as well as adults have a safe and fun time”, said Chief Mark McMurray.  The Huntsville Police also remind everyone to act responsibly.  Officers from all three Precincts along with volunteers from Huntsville Community Watch will hand out treats at three locations this year.

Friday October 28th at South Precinct from 6:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m. The South Precinct is located at 7900 Bailey Cove Road.

Monday October 31st at West Precinct from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The West Precinct is located at 2110 Clinton Avenue.

Monday October 31st at Lakewood Community Center from6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  The Community Center is located at 3601 Kenwood Drive.

We want to thank all the businesses, churches, and groups that donated candy, snacks, and funds to support these activities, and we want to especially thank our Community Watch groups who make these events a success.  Huntsville Police asks everyone to keep the following safety tips in mind this Halloween.

Children Should: Be accompanied by adults at all times.  Cross only at corners or marked crosswalks, never cross the street between parked vehicles, never go into a stranger’s house, watch out for cars backing or turning, wear bright colored clothing if possible, and use a flashlight. Try to avoid pets while in costume as they may become startled and aggressive.

Drivers Should: Keep an eye open for children who forget the rules, use caution when traveling, and obey posted traffic signs, especially in neighborhoods.

Parents Should: Instruct children not to open candy until they return home, inspect ALL candy for tampering, discuss the route their children should be taking, and most importantly check their neighborhoods for known sex offenders by visiting www.familywatchdog.us